Melvina Germain

Gold Star - 25,215 Points (Sydney, Nova Scotia)

Who? ? ? ? ? - Poem by Melvina Germain

Who is this person who seeks my eye
through broken tainted glass.
What has he done to come unsung
though long ago has passed.
Who stole the innocence of little children
tossed tiny bodies to the ground,
who pulled them from the wombs of mothers
and shot “them” cruelly down.
Who then be you sir who sit and stare,
an infinite remembrance doth not fade,
but haunts the mind in crippled state
setting it up to die.
Twisting, turning, digging deep
the bellows of the mind.
Who ponders deep, dark dismal thoughts
of memories not of wanting sought.
Who wants to take back deeds of inhumanity.
find solace repair one’s insanity.
Who laid a long time ago
in trenches filled with filth, of horrid
scent, of urine wet and feces
not by will.
Who laid among dieing men,
crept through fields of blood and tears.
Who fell hostage to brutally face their fears.
Who is at fault for the destruction
created by wars of the world.
Who takes on responsibility for crippling bodies,
lost peace of mind.
Twas long ago in a far away land where
chaos insued, where the skies
filled with crimson flames, leaving behind
fields filled with ash and bloodied stains.
Lost like fools in satans grasp,
conquered, caged an unopened clasp.
You followed like the mighty duck.
Took orders from the man at the helm.
You killed, you maimed, you fought, you died.
While he retained his fraudulent pride.
Who now accepts responsibility for murderous
deeds and deep hostility.
Who will find themselves in front of the
firing squads of men, painted as disloyal
I ask you now, who then do you think
placed that final order.

(April 15/2007)

Comments about Who? ? ? ? ? by Melvina Germain

  • (4/27/2007 3:24:00 AM)

    A very deep poem here melvina, on a very dark subject, one in which your emotions run free in your writing, and well written it is too... andy x..10 (Report) Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Tailor Bell (4/21/2007 9:39:00 PM)

    provocative and unsettling themes in this hard hitting work laced with subtle social commentary...infused with ultimate responsibility. strong work, Melvina! -Tailor (Report) Reply

  • (4/17/2007 11:36:00 AM)

    Wow, Melvina. Very poweful and emotional. Not like any of the other things I've read from you. Good work! Sheila (Report) Reply

  • (4/16/2007 9:57:00 AM)

    Oooh, pretty savage Melvina, rightly so. The blokes that unleash the dogs dodge and weave dont they. The 3 that started the last one haven't even lost their jobs. We reelected ours. Whats wrong with us? (Report) Reply

  • Brian Dorn (4/15/2007 4:38:00 PM)

    Strong stuff, Melvina. Powerfully worded and cleverly ended with a loaded question. Very well done.
    (Report) Reply

Read all 5 comments »

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Poem Submitted: Sunday, April 15, 2007

Poem Edited: Monday, February 14, 2011

Famous Poems

  1. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  5. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  6. Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep
    Mary Elizabeth Frye
  9. I Do Not Love You Except Because I Love You
    Pablo Neruda
  10. Television
    Roald Dahl
[Report Error]