Rishi Menon

(12-Feb-1997)

The Threat


I duck down and hide in fear
Whenever I see them come near
Their faces masked, their bodies cloaked
Drenched in blood, their shirts were soaked

I read about them in the paper
Locked inside my house where I'm safer
Many injured, many dead
Is this how it will go ahead?

In concealment, we are forced to live
It wouldn't hurt to just forgive
We can make this a better place
If you'd think we are one race

This can end in tragedy
And cause untold misery
If they don't care and do what they want
These mistakes will come back to haunt

Many people left this lovely place
It was a sorry sight, their sad face
They had to leave their things behind
Moving with what little they could find

Why must this go on; Why cant it end
Why cant we be brothers; Even good friends?
Something tells me its gonna be alright
When they finally vanished from our sight

Its been several weeks from that day
And it will hopefully remain that way
Everything seems calm and life's going quite well
But will it start again, nobody can tell.

Submitted: Saturday, May 14, 2011
Edited: Tuesday, September 18, 2012

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

What do you think this poem is about?



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 Threat by Rishi Menon )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. Bridegroom to His Bride, Frank Avon
  2. What Is Life?, Abhishek Dubey
  3. Useless exercise, hasmukh amathalal
  4. Never letting, hasmukh amathalal
  5. Truth is in south, gajanan mishra
  6. Student, Paul Sebastian
  7. "While drifting away..." / Bla.., Jeff Gangwer
  8. Teacher, Paul Sebastian
  9. A Wrenched Knee, Jeff Gangwer
  10. Leader, Paul Sebastian

Poem of the Day

poet Joyce Kilmer

(For the Rev. James J. Daly, S. J.)

Bright stars, yellow stars, flashing through the air,
Are you errant strands of Lady Mary's hair?
...... Read complete »

   

Trending Poems

  1. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  2. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  3. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  4. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  5. A Dream Within A Dream, Edgar Allan Poe
  6. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  7. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  8. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  9. Like the Touch of Rain, Edward Thomas
  10. Daffodils, William Wordsworth

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]