Treasure Island

Akhtar Jawad

(8-2-1945 / Gorakhpur)

Gaza I Condemn the Butchers


I had a few friends,
Having modern trends,
Sacrificing with bends
Always ready for the mends,

A broad outlook,
Like showers of a brook,
Like verses of a book,
That attracted and shook,

Everyone they met,
And the hearts to let,
All eyes were set,
And their eyes like a net,

Made a room and place,
With appeal and grace,
Won an smiling face,
Having beauty and glace,

And they convinced when they talked,
Were followed when they walked,
And the thoughts they stacked,
They had nicely racked,

Poets were we all,
They were large and tall,
It was me the small,
In the shining hall,

The hall of fame,
Although had my name,
Far behind in the game,
I deserved the same,

Then I wrote a line,
On Gaza, Palestine,
For the feelings of mine,
Am I in quarantine?

I may lose everything,
Knocked out in the ring,
I may lose a wing
Shall continue to sing,


For Gaza and others,
Anyone who suffers,
Shall not hide in buffers,
I condemn the butchers.

Submitted: Friday, August 08, 2014

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I think I am almost alone in feeling the pain of Gaza.

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  • Ramesh Rai (8/9/2014 8:07:00 PM)

    Pain is always personal in solitude of life. But i must like to share your pain. I don't how long we have to suffer such type of pain which are man made. when mankind will get the right to live peacefully. The earth has tolerated numerous tyrrants but still it is survived with the grace of mercy. when pain is realised in natural course it makes a verse. here pain has steered you very deeply to create a beautiful poem. Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Savita Tyagi (8/8/2014 3:56:00 PM)

    Beautiful poem you have written to stress your feelings. When it comes to war and the suffering caused by it there is no pain like it. One must raise voice even if it is a lone voice in the room. (Report) Reply

  • Geetha Jayakumar (8/8/2014 11:19:00 AM)

    A Wonderful poem with many captivating lines.....To stand out from crowd and to speak, requires a lot of courage, especially when you are speaking for right cause.....
    what ever happened is really a pain of humanity. (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (8/8/2014 10:58:00 AM)

    It requires courage to differ from the multitude..... If you feel you are standing for a right cause, never get discouraged by the displeasure of the majority or of those in power! Atrocities in whatever name they are done have to be condemned! To establish your point, you have brought out a wonderful poem.... Really enjoyed! (Report) Reply

  • Salini Nair (8/8/2014 4:23:00 AM)

    beautiful rhythm that can feel here.....but that's the case of the words....when we think about Gaza or other places where invasion is on the way i think a simple human being cannot keep silence....or its the pain of humanity...excluding political array (Report) Reply

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