Akhtar Jawad

Gold Star - 103,473 Points (8-2-1945 / Gorakhpur)

Proxy Wars - Poem by Akhtar Jawad

Whatever may be the form of war it's an evil,
but the wars that were fought in the battlefields,
by the soldiers who were truly brave,
was better in the sense that it didn't affect much,
the common people, with a few ugly exceptions,
places of worships and institutions of learning,
were not attacked, at least women and children
were not killed though often they were sold as slaves.
The nuclear weapons deterred the war of brave soldiers
but the war of cowards, the proxy wars, is more deadly.
Oh God! How long you will remain unconcerned?
Are the selfish generals and politicians sitting
in their safe and luxurious bunkers are beyond your grips?
And you are questioned more when innocent children
and the youths with dreams of future in their shining eyes,
are laid to rest being killed in a war of cowards fought in your name,
should I delete Love from the list of your names?
(Being deeply grieved on an attack of terror at Bacha Khan University, Chasada, Pakistan. At least 20 students including a professor were killed.)

Topic(s) of this poem: war


Comments about Proxy Wars by Akhtar Jawad

  • Valsa George (1/21/2016 12:37:00 AM)


    It is so painful to hear the news of innocents being killed every where especially the young students of schools and universities! Before their dreams bloom, they blown to pieces drowning their dear ones in perpetual misery! Who will save the world is a question never answered and the plea for a peaceful world remains a cry in wilderness! A great write on the dismal side of war and its horror! (Report) Reply

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  • (1/20/2016 10:53:00 PM)


    They are beasts not humans, even beasts follow an ethics, then what they are, we need a new word to describe there ugliness. (Report) Reply

  • Kelly Kurt (1/20/2016 10:02:00 PM)


    Cowards! That's what they are. Directing impressionable young people to do their bidding. Keeping their hands clean while sipping wine and feeling safe. I cry for the innocents. (Report) Reply

  • Mohammed Asim Nehal (1/20/2016 10:00:00 PM)


    So sad, Very painful happening. I pray for peace and prosperity for our region and its people...10 (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Poem Edited: Thursday, January 21, 2016


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