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Magic Box

(September 3,1992)

Over and Out


Will the stars of night be seen,
From where I stand and fight?
Would the moon pass my code,
Along with its tender light?

When the war-cry be heard,
Over wind blown down the hill,
When foes come upfront,
Can you stand trusting my will?

When I see men like us,
Fighting from end of otherside,
Will you pray for both our lives,
And to forget the whole divide?

When all my weapons misfire,
And detest to take their life,
Can you weigh my mind of guilt,
Take back my military knife?

When I'm hit with multiple rounds,
As I may fall defending our land,
Will you close my lifeless eyes,
And take gun away from my hand?

Submitted: Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Edited: Saturday, August 17, 2013

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Tomorrow is Independance day in India. We dont need a war anymore. Let there be peace

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  • Heather Wilkins (8/28/2013 12:18:00 PM)

    what is the point of war it just leads to destruction much better to come together and talk peace nice write (Report) Reply

  • Tirupathi Chandrupatla (8/20/2013 4:46:00 AM)

    Forget the whole divide! Hope humanity will reach that stage and peace will prevail. Beautiful poem delivering your thoughts. Thank you. (Report) Reply

  • Dinesh Nair (8/18/2013 8:20:00 AM)

    I am sorry that I read this poem a few days late. Peace is craved for ever though the mandatory fights have to be fought to retain our rights over our lands.
    The tale of India`s freedom struggle stands tall and high before that of the Kurukhetra battle glorifying bloodshed between the cousins and that of the Mother of all Battles fought by the Americancs speaking of violence for truiumph.
    Though the times have changed and let us hope the belligerents will one day come to living for each other. (Report) Reply

  • Payal Parande (8/17/2013 10:20:00 AM)

    how am i always late to read such brilliant poems, the most outstanding thoughts can come in anyones mind but presenting it so well in front of readers can be done by only one person..magic box.....
    hats off to you bhayya (Report) Reply

  • Arnav Gogoi (8/15/2013 11:51:00 AM)

    Good write my friend..As it is said, war begins in the minds of men, your poem is a good attempt for those minds to indulge in introspection and then retrospect their err...No peace can ever be won through war.... (Report) Reply

  • Thomas A Robinson (8/14/2013 10:25:00 AM)

    Stars do not shine on war at night
    They cannot shine past the flashing death of light
    There are no rivers, trees or hill
    only the grim determination of one's fearing will (Report) Reply

  • Patricia Grantham (8/14/2013 7:38:00 AM)

    A mind blowing write about guns and war. Unfortunately to make peace
    there must be war. Lives are lost and families are destroyed. Peace will
    come when love reigns within the hearts of every man, woman and child.
    Keep writing and never give up! . (Report) Reply

  • Geetha Jayakumar (8/14/2013 6:25:00 AM)

    Poem so beautifully portrayed....Yes, we don't need a war anymore...Fighting for motherland and killing the other soldiers who are also fighting for their motherland..its all the innocent soldiers are killed.....if war could be diverted into peace, there would be no bloodshed....Beautiful write. Loved reading it.. (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (8/14/2013 1:52:00 AM)

    I feel you have beautifully portrayed the tug of war going on in the mind of a soldier torn between his loyalties for his land and his love of fellow beings, be it his enemy! Always at the core of his heart, he longs for peace to prevail! The last stanza is just wonderful Aswath! ! (Report) Reply

  • Shahzia Batool (8/13/2013 10:37:00 PM)

    Happy Independence Day! ...Patriotism is the fountainhead of all virtues, it's nice to keep the lost heroes in mind while celebrating the great national day, as we are existing in The Times out of Joint (as Shakespeare puts it,) and not the age of chivalry and it's great to make and follow the resolution of serving the Nation with creative impulses, the attempts of peace to restore prosperity by working constructively. The poem is well-composed and well-structured for the theme, words and syllables. (Report) Reply

  • Neela Nath (8/13/2013 8:46:00 PM)

    A nice dedication.It seems that this poem is unique in the sense it is charged with double meaning.Keep penning. (Report) Reply

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