kafil uddin raihan.

Rookie - 1 Points (29/09/1987 / Feni, Bangladesh)

War And Child....(02) - Poem by kafil uddin raihan.

She was only one year old,
Her mother was singing a lullaby.
At that night, there was silence,
Which was broken by sudden bullets,
There were rifled men in positions,
Firing towards two dresses,
Mother took her into her arms,
She stood up and tried to run to safe,
But suddenly a bullet or several,
Pierce her back into her heart,
She fell down with the girls,
The girl was so afraid as crying,
But her young sense couldn't perceive,
The things were happening around her.
The girl sat down on the floor,
Crawled into the red bloods,
Saw her poor mother's pale face,
She slapped her crying a lot,
But that poor lady was so silent,
Did not sing out the lullaby,
Did not kiss the little girl to shut her mouth,
Did not take her to her arms affectionately.
The little girl became angry to her mother,
She rebuked her, cursed her,
But her mother did not get up.
Other hand the girl felt hungry,
She moved to mother's chest,
Removed the clothes there,
Started sipping the dry breast,
But they were as dead as mother.
The little lips were sipping and sipping,
And once the girls slept down,
Is that girl alive now?
Has she known the events?
Can she define war now?
Has she forgiven her rude mother?
Has she forgiven her own fate?
Has she forgiven the cruel god?
Has she forgiven the brutal war?
Has she...?


Comments about War And Child....(02) by kafil uddin raihan.

  • (8/6/2009 2:25:00 PM)

    wow! you descripe the scenes very well! very sad and much better than my War poem! 10/10! (Report)Reply

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  • (7/31/2009 10:43:00 AM)

    the innocent suffer the consequences of war...very touching... (Report)Reply

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  • (7/31/2009 10:43:00 AM)

    the innocent suffer the consequences of war...very touching... (Report)Reply

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  • (7/31/2009 3:08:00 AM)

    Thats really heart touching.

    i will vote it as 9.6
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  • (7/30/2009 10:17:00 AM)

    Another sad tale that shows devastating effect of war on a child. (Report)Reply

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  • (7/30/2009 9:58:00 AM)

    GOD isn't cruel......say all but that.....
    anyway, i liked the two poems.........you expressed what all people wanted to express but they couldn't....good work :)
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  • (7/29/2009 11:46:00 PM)

    1 and 2 are filled with sensitivity and emotions...they are such heart wrenching writes on the stark side of life...well done (Report)Reply

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  • (7/29/2009 7:08:00 AM)

    It is good to feel how cruel poetry can be, how great Kafil can be.

    To forgive faith... No, never. And faith has many names, some of them
    listed in the poem some of them untold.

    thank you for writing &sharing
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  • (7/29/2009 7:07:00 AM)

    Such a sad another story...you are revealing the small fragments of war...many questions left unanswered and for all that queries time will only answer...justice hand will have it's wave and hit in due time. (Report)Reply

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  • (7/29/2009 4:22:00 AM)

    Try 'A Question Of God'. (Report)Reply

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  • (7/29/2009 3:43:00 AM)

    I ditto my common on the previous poem.

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  • (7/28/2009 5:55:00 PM)

    you drive the poem well..war is a part of development..wars have many purpose..wars have many causes..pity are those who become the victims..and lucky for those who are untouchable.. (Report)Reply

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  • (7/28/2009 6:10:00 AM)

    To be familiar with such brutality at such a young age Kafil? It makes me realise how lucky I am to be living in a peaceful country. I urge you to make others aware of such horror through your talent. (Report)Reply

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  • (7/28/2009 5:41:00 AM)

    I thought of the first battle of Bullrun in our Civil War, when all the elite went with picnic baskets to watch the war (Report)Reply

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  • (7/28/2009 2:10:00 AM)

    what a cruel scene you have described here as if happening before me. who will answer for this.touching poem.
    voted10
    surya
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  • Prince Obed de la Cruz (7/28/2009 1:13:00 AM)

    This poem must persuade people and lots of people to be humane! (Report)Reply

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  • Mubeen Sadhika (7/28/2009 12:42:00 AM)

    Its a clear picture of war. Sensational one. (Report)Reply

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  • (7/28/2009 12:28:00 AM)

    Again you remind us that not every where in the world is there peace and justice.
    If we are not aware of the children than what is to become of the so called cilivilised world.
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  • Mehta Hasmukh Amathalal (7/27/2009 7:06:00 PM)

    Has she forgiven her rude mother?
    Has she forgiven her own fate?
    Has she forgiven the cruel god?
    Has she forgiven the brutal war?
    Has she...?
    may be one day when she sits in isolation and dark, will realise the intent of mother at that time...lovley write and touched my heart and grieved for mother....10

    read mine o, mother..mom i miss you...mother and i wept and isolation and dark
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  • (7/27/2009 3:00:00 PM)

    it is a tragedy the world should know and not turn their heads 10 (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, July 27, 2009

Poem Edited: Tuesday, July 28, 2009


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