Wind Poem by Tom Allport


Rating: 4.9

As the chemical wrath rained down
There was nothing we could do
But the white washed cottage
Was hidden and out of view
It was surrounded by
Tall trees where birds once flew
Now there was only silence
But for the whistling wind
For all life had now ceased
It was death to every living thing.

Monday, February 27, 2017
Topic(s) of this poem: demise
what might happen in the event of chemical warfare.

Congratulations, Tom. This poem is selected as the POD MEMBER today, albeit posted some six years back. A well-deserved recognition.

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Loke Kok Yee 01 February 2018

The effects are still being felt in Laos Cambodia and Vietnam, thank you for this meaningful reminder. A pleasure to read, well written. Thank you Tom.

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Bri Edwards 27 January 2024

Bro, To be sure, the Agent Orange used in SE Asia while the U.S. followed in the military steps ot the French, fighting supposedly to save expanding Communism, harmed plants and 'others'. : ( bri

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The poem sends a shudder through my spine!

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M. Asim Nehal 28 January 2024

Even after 7 years, situation is same......

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Bri Edwards 27 January 2024

I'm not sure of my 'history facts', but even if this poem is meant to be fictional, it is a topic worth considering for world leaders et al. I give **** stars. bri : )

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Bri Edwards 27 January 2024

As a topic/hashtag, 'demise' fits the poem. And though people died on both sides of the 'Vietnam Conflict', now the U.S. and 'South Vietnam' are at peace and 'made in Vietnam' labels have been found in U.S. stores.

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Rose Marie Juan-austin 07 January 2023

A powerful poem so well expressed. A great warning to those who engage in chemical warfare.

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Savita Tyagi 07 January 2023

lovely poem with powerful expressions. Just the thought of the scenario is so troubling.

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