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Innocent Dead

clasped and cuddled
the mother and baby
lay there in dust
no music heard
their heart never bate

the picture in newsprint
amidst a shamble
an attack from air
oh god death you give i thought
is war..your new weapon
loads and loads of innocent dead

Submitted: Monday, November 02, 2009
Edited: Wednesday, November 02, 2011

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  • Veteran Poet - 2,931 Points Veeraiyah Subbulakshmi (11/12/2014 3:23:00 AM)

    Congratulations Samanyan Lakshminarayanan....Loads and loads of innocent dead are occurring in the war as well as poor zones of the world...very touching... (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 3,493 Points Lyn Paul (11/12/2013 4:25:00 AM)

    Who would think that we would still be seeing greed and hatred in this century. It is insane and such a disgrace that these innocent lives mean so little to those killing. Thank you, you have expressed so well (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,250 Points Babatunde Aremu (11/12/2013 3:06:00 AM)

    Heart rendering. Natural disasters are devastating. This is well captured in this poem. Good job (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 378 Points Krishnakumar Chandrasekar Nair (11/12/2013 2:23:00 AM)

    And we thought death was only a serpent in the grass
    Well, it can rain from above, bombs from the sky so blue
    Men have invented things that fly not for peace alas
    But in wars to deliver fire and destruction to the very edge of doom

    All ye reading this, I welcome you to my page too.... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Lola Montez (11/12/2012 10:20:00 PM)

    Dal Al Traffico fino alla velocità massima Di cui % Utilizzato Di cui % Residuo
    21 ottobre 2012 20 novembre 2012 5 GB 87.0% 13.0% (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Lola Montez (11/12/2012 10:20:00 PM)

    Dal Al Traffico fino alla velocità massima Di cui % Utilizzato Di cui % Residuo
    21 ottobre 2012 20 novembre 2012 5 GB 87.0% 13.0% (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 2,943 Points Rajnish Manga (11/12/2012 10:43:00 AM)

    Th poem shows the price of life during war where the weapons are unable to tell friend from foe, innocent from the culprit. frozen tragedy. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 724 Points Antonio Liao (11/10/2009 9:27:00 PM)

    like tears that just fall to the ground....and the sun still hot as the meadow
    watch curtailing the night setting down the aisle.....thanks for the reminder
    of life...God bless...a 10 + (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Nikunj Sharma (11/10/2009 5:46:00 AM)

    Ah! what a touching piece, bringing out the realities of modern world. attcks, wars, guns, bombs......shredding and ripping apart the nations, continents, limbs and human beings...nice poem (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Catrina Heart (11/9/2009 5:11:00 PM)

    war just trims down the life of all innocent beings esp. mothers and children........Great piece! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Sarwar Chowdhury (11/9/2009 7:42:00 AM)

    your wording praisworthy!
    the fact is, events occur here are related with many actions so far.....
    10+ (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Tsira Goge (11/8/2009 12:19:00 PM)

    samanyan, Unfortunately innocent mothers and children again perishes... very sad poem...10...
    Tsira (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 10 Points Ravi A (11/8/2009 11:56:00 AM)

    God is not at all responsible for our earthy wars. Man can refrain from it. Man has been given the faculty that is called Intelligence and Heart by god but do we use these tools properly? Standing within this Prakrithi we need these tools for our survival but are we using them? God has been so kind to give us these tools but we simply go on blaming HIM. So long as man considers war to be a necessity for his survival, there is no practical escape for man out of this web. Does our Vedanta say that war is a must? It only shows us the path of Dharma. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 1 Points Kranthi Pothineni (11/8/2009 11:40:00 AM)

    Mornings they leave and the returning evenings will never come. It became part of day to day life. Sad poem. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Vidi Writes (11/8/2009 2:22:00 AM)

    A sensitive reaction to current crisis
    Blood shed and hatred everywhere, catastrophe.
    Cry of death and destruction, categorical.
    Is the pray for peace and tranquility heard beyond the crypt? ?

    Only a sigh of mourn... (Report) Reply

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