yoonoos peerbocus

Gold Star - 62,537 Points (05/08/1941 / Mauritius)

A Child's Reflection

Poem by yoonoos peerbocus

Made homeless from home
Bombed city where though many
Extend an armless arm, find it harder
To hold peace than explosives
In a napalmed land
Where arms are more expensive
Than human hands.As home
bred exile I learn to follow safety
through blood on the road
lit flashed by bomb-light,
To grow under a chemical sky
Dripping with nuclear fall outs
Flowing to other poison
Poured daily on earth and mind -
Today planet earth, tomorrow the stars.
How sad man who dreams of a home
In hereafter, can't share their warmth
To each other's heart, here and now
On native home land EARTH.

Form: Blank Verse


Comments about A Child's Reflection by yoonoos peerbocus

  • Phillip Nine MafungaPhillip Nine Mafunga (7/17/2020 11:35:00 AM)

    How sad that we have prioritise weapons of war to life preservation(Report)Reply

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  • Savita TyagiSavita Tyagi (8/6/2019 3:06:00 PM)

    This is the cry of every heart. So touches the heart and mind with sheer pain to imagine the living of a war torn city.(Report)Reply

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  • Anjandev Roy (5/17/2019 1:34:00 PM)

    Brilliant piece. The message is clear. Thanks. Anjandev Roy.(Report)Reply

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  • Inguruwattadewage Pushpadewa Chaminda (4/24/2019 12:16:00 AM)

    Dear poet, With the growing population that is effecting for pouring poisoned that is a really true thus this is a nice poem thanks(Report)Reply

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  • Jagdish Singh RamánaJagdish Singh Ramána (4/9/2019 3:59:00 AM)

    " A Child's Reflection" - a truely poetic reflection.
    All the world's a HOME.
    A LOVELY MESSAGE TO BE LEARNT. SIR!(Report)Reply

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  • Tom Allport (1/11/2019 3:44:00 PM)

    A poem of home truths? We should not to be trusted with the Earth never mind the stars! .....well penned Yoonoos(Report)Reply

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  • Kevin PatrickKevin Patrick (12/25/2018 2:31:00 PM)

    We look to the stars to dream, when we should look down in the world that screams. This is a work that should be read by school children to see the world their parents hide.(Report)Reply

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  • Kevin PatrickKevin Patrick (12/25/2018 2:31:00 PM)

    As I sit reading this, it is Christmas day, the world outside the four walls is a tundra in which the sound of the wind is like a choir of wraiths screaming from the basement of purgatory. And yet this work touches on the fundamental realities of which I am sheltered by, that a roof is a luxury, for those who have spent life living in craters in which all they have is their humanity. you turn tragedy into an understanding.(Report)Reply

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  • Christina ChinChristina Chin (12/13/2018 11:00:00 PM)

    Beautiful write! Well crafted(Report)Reply

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  • Dr Dillip K SwainDr Dillip K Swain (7/24/2018 8:12:00 AM)

    An excellent piece of work with a great message! Appreciated the content........10(Report)Reply

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  • Akhtar Jawad (6/9/2018 11:21:00 PM)

    a great message the world needs it.(Report)Reply

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  • Tariq AlTariq Al (6/4/2018 7:35:00 AM)

    You have articulately walked us through this melancholy experience which however horrific is sadly real in many places of the world.(Report)Reply

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  • Mahtab BangaleeMahtab Bangalee (5/29/2018 4:14:00 AM)

    this poem touches every heart of humanity

    rightly versified

    10+++++(Report)Reply

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  • Atashi Ghosh (5/26/2018 8:11:00 AM)

    Excellent reflection of the devastating aftermath of nuclear blast...the savagery that transforms our very dear earth into a waste land.(Report)Reply

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  • Michel AngeloMichel Angelo (5/17/2018 11:47:00 AM)

    Wonderful. Enjoyed the work. Deep.(Report)Reply

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  • Michel AngeloMichel Angelo (5/17/2018 11:46:00 AM)

    This one is also nice.(Report)Reply

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  • Oratile DiratsagaeOratile Diratsagae (5/8/2018 2:51:00 AM)

    I love it. You gave a clear reflection of intellect. I have to give you a 10+++(Report)Reply

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  • Ivan BrooksIvan Brooks (9/7/2017 2:24:00 AM)

    Very powerful that reflects the reality of today's world..one totally unfit for kids...thanks for sharing..kindly read my newest '' fifty Years young ''(Report)Reply

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  • Richard Wlodarski (7/31/2017 2:50:00 AM)

    Matthew, you are certainly entitled to your opinion. But a little empathy would be appropriate. I know people who have experienced such tragedy as children. And the only thing that keeps them alive is their passion for writing poetry and/or their music.
    Yoonoos, this is passionate poetry at its finest. Thank you for giving us a glimpse into this child's nightmarish world. I can't even imagine that child's world.(Report)Reply

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  • Matthew Martin (7/5/2017 1:42:00 PM)

    This is garbadge! It is not poetry buy merely self indulgence.Poetry is not a vehicle for self it is an act and a stage a troop of playerars that take you to a world of invention and wonderful possibility that opens up the truth about who we realy are! We dont need lectures and perceptive sound bites, we need empty vistas, gloriously unsung valleys and people we dont even know about it yet.(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, May 11, 2007

Poem Edited: Thursday, September 7, 2017