Naila Rais

A War Hero

At dawn, in a stuffy and smoky carriage,
A bulky woman in deep mourning,
Behind her puffing and mourning her husband
A tiny man, thin and weakly, his face death white...

Now, if one dies young and happy,
Without having seen ugly sides of life,
The boredom of it, the petiness, the bitterness of disillusion,
At least thank God, as I (passenger)do...

My son died in the best way he could,
The reason, I don't wear mourning,
He shook his light fawn coat so as to,
After he ended with a smile of sob...

His eyes were watery, his livid lips tremble,
Quiet so, quiet so, agreed the other,
The woman who bundled under her coat,
Listened and listened and cried....

But, something that might show her,
A mother should resign herself to send her son,
Not even to death but to a probably a dangerous life,
As by her grief had been greater that nobody, could share her feelings....

But the words of a traveler amazed,
She herself was wrong who couldn't rise,
To the height of those fathers and mothers to resign,
Not only to the departure of their son but even to their death...

It seemed for her, she had stumbled intoa world,
A world so far unknown,
Then suddenly just as if she heard nothing she asked,
Then is your only son really dead?

The old man, turned to look at her,
Fixing his great, bulging horribly watery, light grey eyes, deep in her face,
He tried to answer, but words failed him,
He looked and looked at her....

Almost as if only then, at that silly and incongruous question,
He realized, his son was really dead,
Who couldn't bo get back,
At last, gone forever and forever....

His face contracted, horribly distorted,
Snatched in haste a handkerchief,
To the amazement of everyone,
Broke into harrowing, heart-rending, uncontrollable sobs...

Topic(s) of this poem: war memories

Poem Submitted: Saturday, March 24, 2018
Poem Edited: Saturday, March 24, 2018

Form: Blues Poem


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Poet's Notes about The Poem

Just the transformation of story a WAR by author Luigi Pirandello into a poetry...
Author I love your patriotic feelings... To make others realize I wrote this story in the form of poetry...

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Comments about A War Hero by Naila Rais

  • John alan (6/21/2018 5:42:00 AM)

    Correctly described the feelings of a mom... Nice skills.... Keep it up

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  • Learnmore Edwin ZvadaLearnmore Edwin Zvada (6/14/2018 3:10:00 PM)

    Keep it up...ure doing a great job

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  • Collins ObonyoCollins Obonyo (6/3/2018 2:59:00 AM)

    Wow! The poem whips emotions. Such a nice write up.

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  • Edward Kofi LouisEdward Kofi Louis (5/30/2018 1:36:00 PM)

    War is an Evil Act! ! War is! ! !

    War will never bring us peace.


    Right from the beginning Cain killed Abel! !

    Thanks for sharing this poem with us.

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  • Gamel Issaku (5/7/2018 6:55:00 AM)

    such an amazing poem.thanks for sharing

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    Naila RaisNaila Rais(5/7/2018 10:47:00 AM)

    Oh really... Thanks..
    Naila

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  • Brandy Green (4/3/2018 8:24:00 AM)

    This is really amazing.

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    Naila RaisNaila Rais(4/4/2018 1:56:00 AM)

    Thanks
    Naila

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  • Soha ZakiSoha Zaki (4/3/2018 3:20:00 AM)

    wow am amazed by your writing skills and poetry, it's very nice and heartbreaking, I really loved it.

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    Naila RaisNaila Rais(4/3/2018 4:59:00 AM)

    Thanx so much, I too love it...
    Naila 👍👍😃

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  • Marieta MaglasMarieta Maglas (4/2/2018 7:37:00 PM)

    His face contracted, horribly distorted,
    Snatched in haste a handkerchief,
    To the amazement of everyone,
    Broke into harrowing, heart-rending, uncontrollable sobs.....beautifully written poem

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    Naila RaisNaila Rais(4/3/2018 12:02:00 AM)

    Thanx so much for your appreciation
    Naila

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  • Subhas Chandra ChakraSubhas Chandra Chakra (4/1/2018 12:24:00 AM)

    A lovely poem on someone so daring and adorable, so nicely crafted by you dear poetess.
    Hats off to your great skills.
    Subhas

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    Naila RaisNaila Rais(4/1/2018 12:42:00 AM)

    Thanx so much ..... For your kind hearted appreciation..
    Naila

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  • Adedeji Timileyin Oluwatobi (3/28/2018 1:00:00 PM)

    such a nice and touching poem

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    Naila Rais(3/28/2018 1:31:00 PM)

    Thanks for the appreciation...
    Naila

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  • Buxton Shippy (3/27/2018 9:12:00 AM)

    You capture and painted the emotions of a mother who lost her son in war. A very delicate construction with words.

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    Naila Rais(3/27/2018 1:06:00 PM)

    Thanks
    Naila 👍👍

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  • Naila RaisNaila Rais (3/24/2018 8:29:00 PM)

    Thanx to all of you for your kind hearted words.... 😃😃👍👍
    Naila

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  • Jazib KamalviJazib Kamalvi (3/24/2018 7:50:00 AM)

    A good attempt in the chapter of martyrdom. True that martyrs are alive. Thank you so much, Naila, for sharing this touching poem.

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  • Nabeela (3/24/2018 3:53:00 AM)

    Such a emotional poetry... Salute to the author.
    😃😃

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    Vaishnavi(3/24/2018 7:29:00 AM)

    I agree with Nabeela

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  • Dr Tony BrahminDr Tony Brahmin (3/24/2018 2:46:00 AM)

    His eyes were watery, his livid lips tremble,
    Quiet so, quiet so, agreed the other,
    The woman who bundled under her coat,
    Listened and listened and cried.. a great narrative poem with passion and emotion dear poetess. thank you. tony

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