Akhtar Jawad

Gold Star - 100,135 Points (8-2-1945 / Gorakhpur)

Farewell To Arms - Poem by Akhtar Jawad

The hunter is lost in a wild forest,
It’s a moonless night,
Trees are dense; He can’t see the stars,
Beats of his heart by second and second,
Shooting up, high and high on the frightening roars,
Clouds came to reinforce the terror so wild,
Lightning, thundering clouds are laughing,
In flashes of lightning he can see the snakes,
And the beasts that run for the hunt in dark,
All round he sees the pair of eyes,
That shines like stars in the dance of lightning,
He has a gun and a belt of bullets,
Can it save him from beasts all around?
Can it kill the crawling snakes?
If no, who’ll save the helpless hunter?
In the mud he throws his gun and the belt of bullets,
Surrenders to love of motherly earth,
Resting his head with the stem of a tree,
He sleeps whole night,
And when he listens to the twittering birds,
He sees a dawn peeping down the trees,
The pleasant wind is playing with the leaves,
Making a window to peep out and see,
A t a short distance a shining road!

Topic(s) of this poem: road


Comments about Farewell To Arms by Akhtar Jawad

  • Jeri Martindale (3/17/2015 12:04:00 PM)


    Great work on taking us outside into the woods as a hunter who is being hunted all the while being safe and sound in his own home! (Report) Reply

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  • Hazel Durham (3/9/2015 11:27:00 AM)


    So original with amazing imagery that captures the scene so vividly as he surrenders to nature's unknown outcome which turns into the reality of a shining road!
    Brilliant write!
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  • Hans Vr (3/8/2015 6:54:00 AM)


    A fantastic poem with a great story. A story of surrendering to the good of mother nature.
    Inspiring and lovely. A great 10.
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  • (3/7/2015 10:19:00 PM)


    A great poem with a great message......................10 (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, March 7, 2015



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