Treasure Island

Wojja Fink

Even birds fall silent

Even birds fell silent
As soldiers’ coffins passed bye
The young and the old wiped a tear from their eye
Soldiers returning from a world they would save
Are our politicians as equally brave?
In Wooltan Basset the hearses drove past
The bugle played mournful as shadows were cast.
The sun disappeared behind clouds in the sky
Even the birds fell silent
As soldiers’ coffins passed bye.

Submitted: Saturday, March 28, 2009
Edited: Friday, April 10, 2009

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  • Sameer Ahmed (6/7/2009 3:12:00 PM)

    A deep seeding melancholy is ingrained in the essence
    of this poem which is rather close to the reality. It is a
    modern world dilemma that the trance of some Big Players
    has overwhelmed the innocents and created so much
    hatred among populations distributing them in several
    groups with different idealogies that have put this world
    on the verge of death by penetrating several wars. The post
    war situation is well enumerated in this poem with families
    waiting for their lost portions i.e., soldiers that are saviours
    but when dead actually leave behind an intensifying impact
    that affects not only the humankind but the other natural
    creatures like birds you mentioned in your poem........ (Report) Reply

  • Subroto Chatterjee (4/27/2009 6:06:00 AM)

    Your sentiments here is echoed in my poem 'Home They Brought The Country Dead'. Thank God for small mercies...people think alike in very trying circumstances. Except the politicians (are we talking of humans here?)
    Wojja, Keeper of tthe Light...Alight, Arise, and Deliver us with your songs!

    Subroto (Report) Reply

  • Cindy Kreiner Sera (3/31/2009 7:46:00 AM)

    and pass by, and pass by... man chooses his own path and lives with the consequences but not when deployed by politicians - there is no war without death and they MUST be remembered Well done for doing so...- Cindy (Report) Reply

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