kishore rao rao

Rookie - 0 Points (28-11-1958 / rajkot)

The War Cemetry - Poem by kishore rao rao

Never in the world history
occurred such a bloody story
of so much blood shed
in so less a space.
of bravado and heroics
of death and disaster.
a distant story of Great War 2
who would scarce remember now.
of surging Japs, of blazing guns
of exploding shells, of spilling blood.
Hindus, muslims and christans
becoming a wall of corpses
in death immortalised their life
such brave and valiant ones
history of Kohima who wrote.
visited i this war cemetry
flowers and graves greeted me
18 years,20 years,26 years
how young how tender they died
for long i brooded and thought
and wondered of this epic war
as it would have been.
sudden shower from heaven
ended my thoughts
with a tear in my eye
and a lump in my throat
i bid adieu to the sleeping ones
who gave their today for our tomorrow
such was my visit
visit to the war cemetry of Kohima.

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Poet's Notes about The Poem

i visited the war cemetry at Kohima Nagalnd and out of anguish at young lives lost, i penned this poem

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, June 27, 2013

Poem Edited: Friday, June 28, 2013


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