krishnakumar chandrasekar nair

Rookie - 356 Points (1964 and doing pretty good.. / Thiruvalla, Kerala)

Flight MH - 17 An avoidable tragedy

Science, love and tech lifted them
Ten thousand feet into the air sailing smooth
Science, hate and tech brought them down
Ten thousand feet in pieces of flesh and metal crude
And they will never ever know, how or why
It had to happen to them in that peaceful sky
Who fired it - the devils macabre device
That in hitting the target was so precise
Sons, daughters, mothers, fathers and friends
All now gone in one clean sweep
Leaving all of us to permanently weep
Whodunit - the debate will rise and rage
And no lessons will be ever learnt
Things will settle and new conflicts engage
Lives of innocents as collateral damage..........

Submitted: Saturday, July 19, 2014

Topic(s): tragedy

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The world over innocents are dying in conflicts while politicians play the blame game. Man is the most violent of all living species on this planet and it would have been more peace full if our intelligence was reduced to fifty percent of what we have now. At least we would not develop the know how to design and manufacture 'smart weapons'.

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  • Veteran Poet - 4,599 Points Geetha Jayakumar (8/3/2014 9:16:00 AM)

    A very thoughtful write based on true facts. With just one sweep everything came down into ashes. Science, tech are the inventor as well destructor created by intelligent mind. It's really pathetic, they might have never thought it would be their last journey in sky, towards sky...A moving write. Loved reading it. Thanks for sharing! (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,177 Points Babatunde Aremu (7/19/2014 12:39:00 PM)

    I am distraught at man's inhumanity and bestial behaviours, Are really rational? . Thanks, poet (Report) Reply

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