Dr. A.Celestine Raj Manohar M.D.,

Gold Star - 17,159 Points (14-2-1957 / Coimbatore, Tamilnadu, India)

Sonnet: Prisoners Of War - Poem by Dr. A.Celestine Raj Manohar M.D.,

Look at the famished men in cells ill-kept!
Just fleshless skeletons, draped by thin skin;
Some are but heroes, unlauded, unwept,
Who spend the lives for unknown crimes and sin.

Look at the ravished prisoners of war!
Who had been tortured to reveal details;
Release is but an event very far;
There are no souls to send them even mails.

Look at the wretched souls ‘hind wire-fence!
They breathe an air of slavery so foul;
None to forgive their ‘crimes’ till date and hence
To die a death of starvation- their goal.

Could earthlings not evolve a better way,
Of punishments and forgiveness someday?

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, July 15, 2003

Poem Edited: Saturday, February 27, 2010

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