Dr John Celes

(14-2-1957 / Coimbatore, Tamilnadu, India)

Sonnet: Scattered are the War-clouds


Perhaps the war got called off, just for now;
But anyway, ’tis such a great relief;
And why to ponder or to wrinkle brow?
Of time, lives, property, war is a thief!

Who wants a war that turns out quite costly?
Who will invite economic disaster?
Who wants a full-scale nuclear war firstly?
Most modern wars are precise and faster.

But what to do if the foe never relents,
And keeps irking us by a proxy war;
Our army-men must live always in tents,
And watch the enemy moves from afar.

’Tis one man’s frenzy causing woe to all;
The world should see that such leaders should fall.

7-3-2002 by Dr John Celes

Submitted: Sunday, June 29, 2003

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