Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Home They Brought The Country Dead

Rating: 5.0
[This poem talks about a superpower country's military presence in another country for reasons best known to all! ]

Home they brought the country dead,
Her people scattered in a mess,
The jingo fever that had spread,
Claimed lives where truth was less.

Read my lips: you’re safe today;
In God we put our trust,
Our soldiers make us count each day,
For returning home, they must.

The patriot’s heart burns with pride,
He knows his big brother role;
Methinks someone has lied-
These liars have a goal.

The plans are bold and dressing slick;
Surely nothing is amiss:
I doubt whether the truth will stick,
The truth was never his.

So home they brought the country dead,
The masses were in quiet desperation;
One question which most people dread,
Drew the most perspiration.

Whose war is it anyway? All ask.
The might shall protect the weak,
The Good Book has laid down the task,
But it was desecrated by a freak.

Do you do for Good, or what’s good for you?
Do you stand a chance in hell?
Your victories is nothing new,
That’s all you can tell.

The sweetest sounds are bells that tinkle,
In green meadows and our homes;
For starters, let peace sprinkle
In the hearts of these gnomes.

So home they brought the country dead
The people let the Powers play;
Fostered ideas that have spread,
Ensure gore and death each day.

Copyright © SC
06th July 2007
Subroto Chatterjee
Bob Blackwell 14 August 2009
Lies were spoken over the conflict you have written, but the biggest harm is not done by what they said, but by what they didn't say....their reason to be there. More poems like this should be written to expose the crime of war.
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Kesav Easwaran 05 June 2009
The big brother you mentioned there is no more in power... whether the big nation learnt a lesson is what the world is waiting to see...a good sensible poem of much relevance at the time it was posted
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Runita Menezes 04 May 2009
Armies seem to have become toys in the hands of governments. Which have an agenda of their own. I really like the diction and the personifications. Excellent work.10++++ from me.
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