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Toy For Future Children

A blind and deaf bullet buried in the field
Dozing through decades of blood and bones
Then one morning
In a bustling future
As the children return to the field
Returning to goof around and chase each other

The blind and deaf bullet will be dug up
Will be dug up and awaken
In the middle of this happiness
As the children shriek and crow
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Joseph Daly 03 August 2007
This is, indeed a savage poem and uses the language to maximum effect. There is a humanisaation of the innate (the mine) which suggests a dehumanisation of us all. I think that the final stanza has let this otherwise, powerful piece of writing, down. It smacks of mawkishness and though I may disagree with the pessimistic ending it could, assuming the philosophy of the writer, be made to have a greater impact. Children are used too much in all aspects of life to tug the heart-string, I wonder would a more outraged ending not be more appropriate.
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Raveendran . 18 July 2007
Despite such portentous longing the country is progressing.
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