RAVIKIRAN ARAKKAL

Veteran Poet - 1,108 Points (7TH OCTOBER 1951 / Trissur, Kerala State, India.)

A Soldier's Wife. - Poem by RAVIKIRAN ARAKKAL

She was married to a soldier,
Who left for the camp,
A month after holidays,
Word coming of war in siachen
In kashimr, soon arrived
The news of demise
Of her dear husband,
By a captian of the army,
Annoucing a compensation
Of half a million bucks,
Which was claimed
By his parents and in laws,
She was made a destitute,
Sent to her own parents,
Crying the sorrows
Of the dear departed,
Growing his child
In her bowels, despising
Her cruel fate, actually
Suffering the sacrice for the nation,
Even more than the dead soldier.


Comments about A Soldier's Wife. by RAVIKIRAN ARAKKAL

  • Drtony Brahmin (2/24/2016 9:20:00 AM)

    he news of demise
    Of her dear husband,
    By a captian of the army,
    Annoucing a compensation
    Of half a million bucks,
    Which was claimed
    By his parents and in laws, She was made a destitute.......sorrows, child, cruel fate..... marvelously written. thankyou tony
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  • Indranil Bhaduri (7/23/2013 11:21:00 PM)

    A [iece that touches the heart. So true... (Report)Reply

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  • Neetha Sasidharan (1/5/2012 10:31:00 PM)

    really true..but nobody seems to undrstnd d despair of his wife or his mom...... (Report)Reply

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  • (8/28/2011 12:43:00 PM)

    Indeed, a mother's sacrifice can be likened to a soldier's too.

    Sad though because she was deprived and cheated and preyed upon by selfish people.
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  • (7/9/2008 1:47:00 AM)

    I gave this a 10 because of the cruelty suffered by women in certain parts of this world. It makes me ill, but I need not be better off than they. What right have I to this Heaven while my sisters dwell in Hell.

    GW62
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  • (3/4/2008 10:26:00 AM)

    excellent poem a tribute those departed souls (Report)Reply

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  • (2/17/2008 3:26:00 AM)

    the words brought out the plight and suffering of the widow of a soldier...... (Report)Reply

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  • (1/23/2008 9:54:00 AM)

    This is a bitter fact of Indian widows........................every family is the same........all after the money................Ive been in the same boat Ravi
    Your poem revived my struggle... all my life I have suffered!

    Thanks for sharing

    Warm Regards
    saroj
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  • (11/29/2007 8:27:00 PM)

    How pitiful is the plight of the soldier's wife in your poem. Yet, her life reflects the lives of several like her. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, November 29, 2007

Poem Edited: Wednesday, April 27, 2011


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