Satish Verma

Rookie - 882 Points (5-6-1935)

* RETURN JOURNEY


I forgot, was it me
in a body pile draped in dust,
still hot, bruised, burnt, a mad megalomaniac
starting a civil war, creating suicide bombers,
young virgins inhaling death?

This journey under the guns, displacing
hapless thousands, will reach destination
on thick, blood stained red, dirt road of life? Step by step
the dynasty breaks and violence, a malignant
spread overtakes the bones

of avatars; the round bloodshot eyes
cross the barriers of silence and step out
from the skin: they were bombing
his bunker.

*On the death of Vellupillai Prabhakaran, LTTE Leader

Submitted: Friday, July 24, 2009

Form:


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

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 (* RETURN JOURNEY by Satish Verma )

Enter the verification code :

Read all 3 comments »

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  2. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  3. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  4. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  5. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  6. If, Rudyard Kipling
  7. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  8. O Captain! My Captain!, Walt Whitman
  9. Alone, Maya Angelou
  10. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost

Poem of the Day

poet Hilaire Belloc

Matilda told such Dreadful Lies,
It made one Gasp and Stretch one's Eyes;
Her Aunt, who, from her Earliest Youth,
Had kept a Strict Regard for Truth,
Attempted to Believe Matilda:
...... Read complete »

   

Member Poem

New Poems

  1. The valley of Utah, Rekha Mandagere
  2. A House I call my Own, Reagan A. Latumbo
  3. I Do No Know, Tony Adah
  4. Layer upon Layer Snow Everywhere!, Ramesh T A
  5. untitled, Panmelys
  6. If Your Love Belonged To Me, Lora Colon
  7. She Says She can't Stand Me, Leonard Champlin
  8. Ethereal Wonder, Jerry Ukaigwe
  9. One Day, Marizane Diedericks
  10. Since you have left, Marizane Diedericks
[Hata Bildir]