Learn More

Gert Strydom

Freshman - 1,129 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

The Plain Becomes Disorderly


The plain becomes disorderly, is turned upside down
when the canons of Ratel armoured cars thunder,
when rocket-launching trucks fire off their charges,
when for days everything is aflame

and then the river rushes down in that drenched summer,
soldiers are cut to the bone
by the unending barrage fire

and where villages had been
broken sacks hang and flutter
on rusted thorny wire

and all that is left is forsakenness,
the pieces of broken humanity of a shattered people
in the inaccessible pillage that war brings.

Submitted: Tuesday, April 01, 2014
Edited: Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Topic of this poem: war


Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (The Plain Becomes Disorderly by Gert Strydom )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  2. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  3. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  4. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  5. Invictus, William Ernest Henley
  6. I Am the Only Being Whose Doom, Emily Jane Brontë
  7. Kupamanduka, Gopalakrishna Adiga
  8. An Africa Thunderstorm, David Rubadiri
  9. A Moment Of Happiness, Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi
  10. A Late Walk, Robert Frost

Poem of the Day

poet Emily Jane Brontë

I am the only being whose doom
No tongue would ask no eye would mourn
I never caused a thought of gloom
A smile of joy since I was born

In secret pleasure - secret tears
...... Read complete »

   
[Hata Bildir]