Rajesh Gurung

(30 May 1973 / Bhutan)

Battles


My friend falls
hit by an enemy’s bullet
Crying out my name as he stalls
to a lifeless wreck

amongst the dead and the dying
fighting for the last breath
wailing,
he stills to an untimely rest

The deafening confusion dissolves
my cry, as he disappears out of sight
Everything around me revolves
and day thickens to night

My gun finds its target
and I wonder, “which is the enemy”,
“The figure I am aiming at
or the one within me? ”

Why do we battle each other
when we have battles raging within
why do we yearn for what’s not ours
when we can be content with what’s given

Submitted: Saturday, February 02, 2008

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?



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?

Comments about this poem (Battles by Rajesh Gurung )

Enter the verification code :

  • Michael Gonzalez (2/2/2008 12:47:00 AM)

    this poem pretty cool man do you mind if you can give me some tips of mines cause idk about mines much i dont think about poems that i write. i just write them for no reason at all (Report) Reply

Read all 1 comments »

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. The Horse Race., Harold R Hunt Sr
  2. That's Why I'm Afraid, Neela Nath
  3. Ex's, Harold R Hunt Sr
  4. Articulate Through Art, Curtlan Popo
  5. Classic dances, Gangadharan nair Pulingat..
  6. The tengrian praying at sunrise, Zamir Osorov
  7. I Am We, Curtlan Popo
  8. Authenticity, Diane Hine
  9. My New Neighbour, Valsa George
  10. Royals Baseball Poem, Tom Zart

Poem of the Day

poet Sir John Suckling

Dost see how unregarded now
That piece of beauty passes?
There was a time when I did vow
To that alone;
But mark the fate of faces;
...... Read complete »

 

Modern Poem

poet Elizabeth Bishop

 

Member Poem

Trending Poems

  1. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  2. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  3. Invictus, William Ernest Henley
  4. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  5. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  6. As I Grew Older, Langston Hughes
  7. If, Rudyard Kipling
  8. A Dream Within A Dream, Edgar Allan Poe
  9. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  10. Different Ways to Pray, Naomi Shihab Nye

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]