ipaye olawole peter

Rookie (january 17 1985 / Akure)

The unfinished battle

`1The unfinished battle

The strive is not over, if it is not over
It has no ending, not a definite end.
Alas! There is no finish to a war, war-
is not won by victory.this battle of a hero
the good fight of a great protagonist one-
in which no winner emerged.alas! the unaccomplished-
runners, those with women like heart, they are dead.
The great protagonist is not dying, not in this war.
The brave ones never died, they die thousands of times.
the war is a cruel thing sometimes a haven. the peasants,
don’t want it, while an inevitable to the warriors.those who
are lucky with their faith are here in their threshold down,
they are safer indeed in their stony sleep but, the reminants-
in this unfinished battle of ours make this war our war when-
no alternative we got alas! the battle is unfinished.
It has no ending, war is not won by victory.

Submitted: Monday, June 23, 2008
Edited: Sunday, March 20, 2011

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Comments about this poem (The unfinished battle by ipaye olawole peter )

  • Rookie Chitra - (7/7/2008 10:51:00 PM)

    how very true
    just the trigeering point of any war is the human mind
    so is the road to peace carved out in the human mind (Report) Reply

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