Rookie - 36 Points (7TH OCTOBER 1951 / Trissur, Kerala State, India.)

Second World War Soldier's Return - Poem by RAVIKIRAN ARAKKAL

A short brown soldier
Fought the world war
In the Burman land,
For four years,
With his skin tearing away,
On bieng removed,
Drinking rum,
Ducking bullets,
Sharpnel from crumbling
Buildings and glass windows,
He was shot and removed
To the heap of dead,
The family getting
The news, did last rites
For him, the war ending,
His parent's mounning
Their dear son's death,
Still part of lasr rites
Conducting saw
The apparition of their son,
On the doorway,
They howled in horror
When their son
Told them he has returned
Crawling fron dead's heap
And reached home
To the amazement
Of the villagers talking
Of the second birth of the soldier.

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Poem Submitted: Friday, November 30, 2007

Poem Edited: Wednesday, April 27, 2011

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