The Hemlocks Of War Poem by Akash Mandal

The Hemlocks Of War

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The docile doves have
been mocked enough,
by the darting drones
that are built to snuff;
and the olive branches
have been dripping red,
ever since we put our faith,
in capsules of lead.

At a time, when we
need open libraries,
the governments are
plotting robotic militaries.
and for how long should
our nations linger in fear,
from the day-to-day threats
of dropping nuclear.

Every time we wear our
remembrance poppies,
remember, that our heroes
died hoping for peace;
and lest we rise above
the hemlocks of war,
the flowers of mercy, will
remain covered in gore.

Violence has a domino effect,
only triggers more hate,
won't stop unless we make
an effort to communicate;
and since the future is
indeed today's derivative,
it's high time that we changed,
this dystopian narrative.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Topic(s) of this poem: blood,communication,future,government,guns,hate,heroes,mercy,nuclear,peace
COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Bipasha D 12 December 2017

Wonderfully written poem on an important subject.

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Akash Mandal 13 December 2017

Thank you so much for your feedback!

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Dr Dillip K Swain 12 December 2017

A fabulous poem Enjoyed the third stanza most I liked the style of your penning

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Akash Mandal 13 December 2017

Thank you for the kind words! That means a lot, coming from you.

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