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Violence

Rating: 4.7
Violence erupts
As pressure builds inside
No warning, no alarm siren
Sudden spurt of lava
Effacing life, love and dreams
War drums, grenades, gun shots
Fire spitting dragons of tanks
Sizzling missiles and bombs
Screams, wails and bloodshed
Thousands fall dead
Thousands, maimed and crippled
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Thursday, July 3, 2014
Topic(s) of this poem: War
POET'S NOTES ABOUT THE POEM
The internal violence and war in Iraq has prompted me to think of the horrors of war!
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Suresh Kumar Ek 17 December 2020
The cruel fate of humans Torched to our heads Through this lines Thoughtfull Touching Terrible Trance Tough Tear
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Kumarmani Mahakul 18 November 2018
Violence erupts without warning due to pressure builds inside, and then war occurs. War can't provide peace, but we need peace. So no man take up arms against another. A beautiful poem so nicely executed.
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Dr Dillip K Swain 10 April 2018
For a short while, I was utterly drowned in the sea of despair feeling the horrors of war while going through this high pitched poem! The conclusive stanza with Milton’s Song provides readers acts as an extinguisher! I always appreciate the way you associate and involve your poetic soul to specific issues! A great poem!
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Dr Dillip K Swain 10 April 2018
Violence erupts......Volcanic violence blasts the Earth....War drums, grenades, gun shots.....Sizzling missiles and bombs.....Screams, wails and bloodshed....Thousands are dead and thousands are crippled...! The war is a great apathy and misery to the human society! (Cont..)
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Amitava Sur 06 July 2014
Very true that violence begets destruction only whether it is a Volcano, tornado or storm. It is an after effect of building pressure inside the system. Thus in our society also all unnecessary pressures are created by supression and oppression to the society resulting to war, looting and extortion begetting a misery to the society. Hence the poet said very rightly Let no man take up arms against another For when peace dwells within ... very well presentation, Valsa, thanks for sharing.
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Geetha Jayakumar 06 July 2014
Beautiful lines Valsa... Milton the blind bard of England sang Peace hath her victories No less renowned than war Let no man take up arms against another For when peace dwells within There shall be peace without! Very true said, when volcanoes erupt within, lava will burst out. No one realizes for peace lies within. Once again a thoughtful write. Loved it.
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Dinesan Madathil 05 July 2014
Right wars were historic and phases of interim peace just went by....... Alexander the Great set right many a wrong by his wars whereas certain manipulations on peace and its overreaches have led to anarchy as well. Milton`s comprehension was blinded by lack of reading into history and absolute dependence of doctrines on peace. However, the precarious conditions that prevail over the countries from where the U.S has eliminated or tried to eliminate dictators are today the playgrounds or strongholds of terrorists or rebel forces. Iraq and Lybia bear testimony to it. Rogue countries have never been refined in terms of security. Wars may be a must in future too. But violence has to be shun ever. The rebels in Iraq are supported by the mighty Saudi regime and to what extent the rest of the world can rightly assess the matter is debatable... A poem that expresses the feelings of all of us.
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What is inside can only be expressed.Well said poetically.
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Akhtar Jawad 05 July 2014
Violence of nature has advantages too but human violence, in my humble opinion, is the most undesired sin. I welcome this lovely poem against violence.
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Seek shelter in the bastions of peace, Before it sweeps you headlong Weapons are supposed to be there not to be used. Peace is all pervading. Let us learn and live.
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