Valsa George

In Peril - Poem by Valsa George

Don’t you hear the dirge of death
The world in agony gasps for breath
Mother Earth sighs, wails and bleeds
By her children’s bitter deeds

Shades of horror cloud the skies
Tragic scenes mist the eyes
Life has turned miserably vapid
To our extinction we move rapid

People forced to leave their home and job
Under threat of a murderous mob
Thousands flee from the butchers knives
Through perilous routes for their dear lives

Chaos and confusion rule the lands
Violence is perpetrated by brutal hands
Nations are cruelly torn apart
From righteous paths, men sadly depart

Pandora’s Box is wide open
Corruption and bribery strengthen
Here, our life in anguish is torn
Each looks at the other in deadly scorn

To which port are we moving?
Seems our vessel is drowning
Strive to cement the cracks with love
Let this be our mission and solemn vow

We are the last of a surviving breed
Let us rise up to see our world freed
From all shackles that bind us tight
And strive to bring it to newer light!

Topic(s) of this poem: war and peace

Poet's Notes about The Poem

Reading a poem A Father's Grief by Seema Jayaraman, a new entrant to poem hunter, I was made to ponder over the atrocities committed by man's selfishness and intolerance and the untold miseries of the affected in countries like Syria. It made me write this poem!

Comments about In Peril by Valsa George

  • Dhiren Doley (9/24/2015 5:57:00 AM)

    Great! Only a great heart can do it. (Report) Reply

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  • Savita Tyagi (9/18/2015 11:53:00 AM)

    Nations are cruelly torn apart.....Each looks at other in deadly scorn....this is the tragedy we see unfolding. None can be left untouched with grief and sorrow. While we are loosing our peace of mind and grieve with pain the leaders of this world....they only think in terms of winning and loosing. Very touching poem Valsa. Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Roop Rekha Bhaskar (9/16/2015 4:16:00 AM)

    i'm glad i read your limerick first. These perils are true to the dot.The daily papers has nothing but everything what these lines have drawn. Sometimes the pain is so much, i do not have the heart to read them to the end nor view the bloody pictures splashed all over the page. It is just hearbreaking. This poem is exceptional. (Report) Reply

  • Madathil Rajendran Nair (9/13/2015 8:02:00 PM)

    A poem that voices universal concern on man's fate on earth. He is sadly creating his own ruin everywhere. Your poem ends in hope despite the dark clouds looming over us. Let us hope your prayer is answered in coming days and let us have an end to our strife-torn days (10) . (Report) Reply

  • Tirupathi Chandrupatla (9/13/2015 6:27:00 AM)

    A timely poem full of compassion and depth of feeling. The plight of a refugee by land and sea to a far off unknown land is filled with misery. All caused by one's own fellow beings. Hope things will settle peacefully as the poem intends. (Report) Reply

  • Mark Heathcote (9/12/2015 6:18:00 PM)

    A truly wonderful write as another comment said, outstanding… (Report) Reply

  • Kumarmani Mahakul (9/12/2015 4:02:00 PM)

    Violence is brutal and all should leave this. Very wonderful and thought provoking poem shared really. All should hear and realize the agony that Mother Earth sings here. Wonderful sharing really. (Report) Reply

  • Hazel Durham (9/12/2015 12:40:00 PM)

    Outstanding write! The madness and the evil that is in the world is a frightening reality we must learn to love and protect the vulnerable and embrace them with care and kindness to people who are running away from such evil. (Report) Reply

  • Akhtar Jawad (9/11/2015 8:04:00 PM)

    Nothing new, children have been committing this sin since their hands were spared for misdeeds. A great poem............... (Report) Reply

  • Alesia Leach (9/11/2015 6:49:00 PM)

    Oh my, I hope you don't mind but had to tweet your poem. I wish people would stop and look at what they are doing. I always love reading you poems! ! (Report) Reply

  • Kelly Kurt (9/11/2015 11:04:00 AM)

    Wonderfully written, Valsa. Unfortunately it could apply to any time period in man's history. We have learned and grown little as a species (Report) Reply

  • David Wood (9/11/2015 6:01:00 AM)

    A very inspiring poem and a call to arms to create a world where love and caring for neighbour should take centre stage. (Report) Reply

  • Jayatissa K. Liyanage (9/11/2015 4:02:00 AM)

    A very timely call to all men and women in this world in turmoil. Who would care to listen, I wonder. yet it is a very inspiring and thought provoking poem. Enjoyed. Thanks for waking up sleeping minds. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, September 11, 2015

Poem Edited: Sunday, September 13, 2015

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