Philip Jose

Rookie (09-09-1990 / Kottayam, Kerala, India)

Come Back Commander - Poem by Philip Jose

Come back O Commander! ,
From your monument,
Where you slept for the last.
It is time O Commander! ,
Let the oppressors spring agape.

Come back O Che Guevara! ,
Incarnate, a youth of vigorous hands,
And an igneous iron heart,
For no receptive ears responded,
And no one took up arms.

Come back O Commander! ,
We want you to stare at with your fiery eyes,
The cowards who bear your visage on their T-shirts;
And at the Communist-serpents of today.
Time is most ripe, O Commander, rise up!

Come back O Che Guevara! ,
Thy most hated imperialism,
Is spreading in its' new version;
The bloody-avaricious-America says,
''We will lead the nations''

O Commander come back,
For like gluttonous hags,
They devour the marrow of the oppressed;
The democrats go on with the general will,
Against the will of the general.

O Commander! O non-pareil,
Let's gather men from all around,
REVOLT, win and move again to
The lands of the oppressed;
Let us break the barricades, proceed with our guns.

Come back O Che Guevara! ,
We shall not entreat,
We shall not warn,
Shatter the blood-sucking mansions, we will.
Come back O commander! ,
''The price you sought '' is not yet won.


Comments about Come Back Commander by Philip Jose

  • (8/28/2012 10:04:00 AM)

    In the best this piece is a revolution within a pessimist transforming himself into an optimist in waiting or otherwise It is a poem which reminds me of Mathew Arnold`s famous statement on P.B Shelley and it is up to you to trace it. (Report)Reply

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  • (12/9/2011 5:04:00 AM)

    Very strong piece. I was a fan of Che Guevara. (Report)Reply

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  • Abhimanyu Kumar.s (7/11/2011 4:50:00 AM)

    repetition of words sounds your language. good keep it up (Report)Reply

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  • (6/26/2011 10:00:00 AM)

    Tiger Tiger burning bright! .....Che is awe inspiring....and very happy to see a poem about him...clear thought so no hindrance to lucidity...simple but a sincere approach...nicely crafted... (Report)Reply

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  • Dr.subhendu Kar (6/26/2011 7:19:00 AM)

    quite inspiring write by praise of commander yet blazing his glory and fame, ++, keep on writing, thanks for sharing (Report)Reply

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  • Abhay Vignesh L (6/26/2011 2:44:00 AM)

    a litt graduates upbringing is definitely evident in this...Great style....Keep up the good work...Hope to read more of your poems in PH (Report)Reply

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  • (6/25/2011 8:40:00 AM)

    Unlimited praise and love for commander! How great he would have been? We need great men to serve this world. Great theme.Thanks for share Marks10 (Report)Reply

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  • (6/25/2011 12:10:00 AM)

    this poem has fire in it! amazing work..seems u r an experinced writer.looking forward 4 the nxt.
    thnx 4 all ur comments on my poems.
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  • (6/24/2011 2:26:00 PM)

    your writing has rhythm, resonance...right lexicon and right emotion. this may not be your first poem! thnq for the invite. keep your heart open n poetry will sure flow from it! (Report)Reply

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  • (6/24/2011 12:01:00 PM)

    This is a very good poem. Keep up the good work. ^_^ (Report)Reply

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  • Arfa Iris (6/24/2011 12:09:00 AM)

    fab poem.. n very good thought......... keep it up brother........ (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, June 23, 2011

Poem Edited: Tuesday, August 16, 2011


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