After The Riot Poem by Piyush Dey

After The Riot

Rating: 5.0

The deep silence thus spoke to
the landscape
'Listen, destroyed shop
Smouldering house
Broken cart
You are not the only victims here
There are others too
who have also been victimized
We will mourn them as well
But let us first weep for those
Who came to plunder
But were themselves looted
what was lost
They have no idea.
They are shortsighted.
For they don't even notice
The ruins of a culture
centuries old.

Friday, August 15, 2014
Topic(s) of this poem: riots
Dinesan Madathil 28 August 2014

The context obviously needs reference to the event, the place and the time to enable the reader to enjoy the write better. Any riot as an aggression on the universal pedestal of life and its properties of peace has no chance to go unlamented. The precision of the write is a fine thing to take note of Piyush...

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Akhtar Jawad 27 August 2014

Our centuries old culture is common to both, I join my voice with your voice. A great poem.

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Aftab Alam Khursheed 24 August 2014

A curse..on humanity...strongly penned let people should know..non dies except innocent 10

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Daniel Brick 19 August 2014

Your speaker presents a philosophical view of the sudden violence of the riot. And a forgiving one too. it's very rare for such generosity of spirit to occur. Mostly people want to retaliate, get revenge. So this philosophical approach is quite surprising The person who says such things is clearly a leader of men. I think I could rise to the occasion with such a man to point the way. I hope other people read your poem and take a stand as well.

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