Burnt Skies

Abhilasha Mantri By Abhilasha Mantri, 16th Sep 2013 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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How do you get rid of the gut-wrenching pain that terror activity brings, as it mars civilisation, marking it's spot with a final sense of brutality? Is there any hope left for mankind?

Burnt Skies

Everything seems so trivial, now..
The world seems to be numbed with pain
Humans gripped with fear,
Everything to lose, nothing to gain.

Explosions under the once gentle sky
Have turned the calmness upside down
The skies scream out, "Stop!"
But no one hears it over all the sound.

The world's heart beats as one
Yet everyone is so detached.
The world has been struck with Divide-
A power that is unmatched.

A mother cries out for her child,
Her voice merely a whisper,
She can't see him, she blacks out,
Just before he lets out his final whimper.

Everything is crumbling down,
It's all just breaking apart
Booms and blasts are all that are heard
With no scope for a fresh start.

Is there any way to curb the terror?
Is there any solace to offer?

Is there a way to soothe terrorists,
Who have fallen prey to various myths?

Is there a way to get rid of the fear?
Is there any way to wipe off their tears?

Is there ever going to be tranquility again?
Will we ever live peacefully as women and men?

Can't we put out the war forever?
Aren't humans supposed to be clever?

Spreading terror is a coward's act-
If only they knew what's true
The world would perhaps be
A safer place for me, and for you.

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author avatar sukkran
16th Sep 2013 (#)

an interesting read. thanks.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
17th Sep 2013 (#)

The issue is arms are made a tradable commodity and brings in big profits. Unless we rein in the greed and hypocrisy we will never realize peace. And we should stop fighting on behalf of our various Gods - they can take care of themselves! siva

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author avatar GV Rama Rao
14th Feb 2015 (#)

I appreciate your angst, but there is hardly any foolproof method to stop this madness.

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