Treasure Island

Jahan zaib

(February 05,1981 / Malakand Pakistan)

Bitter Honey


Destined to be born but not to grow,
The little baby sleeping in his cot,
Expecting his new world a happy flow,
Knows not his God, custom nor his faith,
You gave life, like (in sunshine) snow,
Not snow, was like a crystal ice,
It broke; pieces scattered, and melted,
A sorry or some dollar will not do,
Lives you have taken, hundreds lives,
Have broken not utensil or cheap knives,
The soulless bees are pouring but no honey,
Sending death to baby in his cot,
The member men are learned and philosopher,
Can't find ways to let the baby prosper,
Stop shooting them from sky UNO,
Killed why? Most of them don't know.

Submitted: Thursday, September 20, 2012

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Written for all those Children who are killed before they understand the complexity of life.

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  • Heather Wilkins (6/5/2013 2:32:00 PM)

    let the children live and grow to be happy adults. They are God's gift to man. Sad but true write (Report) Reply

  • Heather Wilkins (6/5/2013 2:32:00 PM)

    let the children live and grow to be happy adults. They are God's gift to man. Sad but true write (Report) Reply

  • Alexander Coppedge (3/22/2013 9:24:00 PM)

    Sad but true Even with a limited [2 people] population we seek conflicts to fuel hell fire The reward is the greater awareness God plan not man [religion or government] Hard piece to work with but your honesty held this fabric well do it (Report) Reply

  • * Sunprincess * (11/25/2012 10:28:00 PM)

    this is one of your best poems..so sad to see innocent children die,
    even worse to see the mother grieve..this is a most brilliant write..
    thanks for sharing.. :) (Report) Reply

  • Hans Vr (10/23/2012 6:57:00 AM)

    This poem is very well written. Bitterness.
    Hard truth. Life is precious. And yet...
    I visited your poetry after reading a poem by Payal.
    I think she was right, you are very talented poet. (Report) Reply

  • Payal Parande (9/26/2012 11:05:00 AM)

    really a heartfelt and a bitter truth...a power full write sir but i do wish you don't have write poem on this subject again......
    thank you for sharing,
    love
    payal (Report) Reply

  • Saadat Tahir (9/20/2012 11:09:00 AM)

    you do well to write about the shame of Pakistan.
    We are a blighted nation that refuses to recognize its own lost innocence.

    faceless death showers pain and pernicious pronouncements everyday....we bleed from a thousand cuts....and yet we take refuge in the humorless ifs and buts.

    you might like to read these poems i wrote long time back.
    http: //www.poemhunter.com/poem/spring-on-crutches-ravages-of-war/
    and
    http: //www.poemhunter.com/poem/two-red-roses-ooze-21st-april-2k11/ (Report) Reply

  • Hazel Durham (9/20/2012 9:08:00 AM)

    A very deep, visual poem about the terrible consequences of war on innocent victims, great write! (Report) Reply

  • Persian Khushi (9/20/2012 7:31:00 AM)

    heart gripping knowing they never had a chance, tears of mothers, numbed by drilling of war planes... excellent writing Jahan! (Report) Reply

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