After the War

A part of every history. The unnecessary, the futile attacks. But who stops to think? And listen?  This is an show of outrage and a plea for peace.

the brilliant sun
blinded the eyes.
the loud wind
shrouded all cries.
the wails of the mothers,
the helpless fathers,
standing over their daughters
the spoils of the wars;
and the lost sons
the result of the farce-
the calm after storm
the storm for peace,
and the alleged calm.
where is the solace,
where is life?
eaten and spit,
or roasted alive!
Calm, you say?
only the weapons cease;
still can hear
the lament, the weeping,
and taste the fear
that the calm’s gripping!
where is the victory?
o’ you Statesmen,
a paper and a pen
  and winning a treaty?
give back the dears,
the daughters’ virtues
and the sons’ lives,
wipe all the tears
and triumph then you might.
till then you are the loser,
the destroyer
of hope, of love, of families,
and all that was right.

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About Guria

An Artist in Science - I am a Misfit 'cause I choose to be one. "Whenever you find that you are on the side of the majority, it is time to reform" And I am a Maverick, because, I'm... umm... brilliant?
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26 Responses to After the War

  1. Well well well……thats a RAP SONG.

    This piece of poetry can be turned into a RAP SONG with slight modifications in lyrics.

    Trust me.

    Scientific Sreya's becomes a rapper!!

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  2. Anyways i loved this anti-war theme!!

    However its important to finish wars ON OUR TERMS…..!!

    What do u think?

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  3. Yeah!! That was brilliant and thought provoking!! Now you've given me an idea to write a poem on my blog!! Cheers
    Raji

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  4. R S V says:

    where is the victory?..
    true in each and every word..the piece of verse is a wailing to be listened to but yet neglected so easily….

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  5. soin says:

    praise the lord and pass the ammunition

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  6. Aditya says:

    Its really good to see such beautiful words woven into poems to convey exact meanings. Wonderful poem-brought out the tragedy of the Wars correctly.
    Super writing 🙂

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  7. Yellow Tulip says:

    very nice post dear:)..

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  8. A war is a war..Pundit…on whoever terms it is… if a man kills a man…it is bad for watever reasons!!!

    Nice poem Sreya…Superb!!
    I have a poem on similar lines…God only knows, read and tell..

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  9. HaRy!! says:

    hmm true…war is a sort of extremism in disguise!written very well!!

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  10. Samadrita says:

    Really cool piece of poetry. 🙂
    Wars only bring needless massacre of precious lives and unwanted destruction in it's wake.

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  11. Shilpa says:

    Your poem is really very nice and thought provoking…

    shilpa

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  12. Dear Sid
    “a man kills a man…it is bad for watever reasons!!!”

    You are right from a moral,humanistic point of view.

    But if we dont end wars on our terms then others will consider us weak…..which might act as an incentive to attack again.

    Cheers and lets pray for peace.

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  13. Guria says:

    Thanks to the ones who called this a RAP and me a Rapper! Really really bid thanks, it's a genre of music I hate, and now I know what a good poet I am! 😛

    And Indian Pundit

    I'd rather not have that war. Tell me of one that had yielded true results without completely obliterating the enemy. Not having a war isn't weakness, it is a strength that bullies do not understand.

    So here I'm with Sid… thanks for the thoughts.

    And IP, I had thought you had forgotten about the “scientific” part *sigh* 😀

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  14. Guria says:

    Hey Raji

    Am waiting for your poem! Eagerly!! glad to be of help! 🙂

    Hi RSV

    As promised, a poem. Not one of the better ones but still a poem (and not a rap!) 😀

    Hey soin

    Hmm, tell me when you are recruited for one! 😛

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  15. Guria says:

    Heyy Aditya
    Yellow Tulip
    HaRy
    Samadrita
    Shilpa

    Your words warm my heart. 🙂

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  16. Shruti says:

    Ahhh!! Awesome poem yaar!! I love them!

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  17. Hey Sreya

    “…I'd rather not have that war…”

    Listen,NOBODY likes wars. I am as much anti-war as you are or anyone else. War kills people,destroys cities and what not.NO SANE PERSON CAN SUPPORT IT
    But in this world, there are certain elements who are beyond any kind of peaceful negotiations.
    Those elements are a nuisance to the entire world and also to its neighbors for example Taliban,Nazi Germany. Therefore,sometimes war becomes a necessity for self defence of countries.

    More on this later as power cut…

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  18. Neha says:

    beautifully written…keep it up 🙂

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  19. i wrote:
    “”But if we dont end wars on our terms then others will consider us weak…..which might act as an incentive to attack again.””

    Ektu bhabo…why do Pak based terrorists keep on attacking India???? Simply because they know…maximum india can do is talk talk and talk…we never hit pakistan on its soil….this acts as an “incentive” to attack India again and again……

    Note: Okay, i accept its a poem. A brilliant poem infact.
    Happy now??……lol

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  20. Shruti says:

    Sweetie!!
    Thanks a ton for this honor!!
    I was really surprised!!!
    Don't know how to express it!

    Thank you…

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  21. Guria says:

    Indian Pundit

    I am happy, but I'd be happier if you meant it. I don't mind criticism, it makes me better all the time. 🙂

    What I wrote (the poem) is about the unnecessary wars, issues that can be solved by talks. I, of course, am completely for defending!

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  22. pra says:

    A nice poem. On many counts I am with IP. In movie 'Laksha' , one soldier express himself with the same words and feelings of IP;”I am as anti war as all of you…but if I don't fight you will not be staying in your homes so peacefully!'
    But wars have bad effects and as you say we should not have wars with wrong purposes in mind! Avoiding wars at any rate is very difficult and can cost too much than the war itself!!

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  23. Vinz says:

    Loved it..!!
    The theme and words..

    🙂

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  24. Srivatsan says:

    “o’ you Statesmen,
    a paper and a pen
    and winning a treaty?
    give back the dears,
    the daughters’ virtues
    and the sons’ lives,
    wipe all the tears”

    *claps*
    wow!

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  25. narendra says:

    well it can be a march song..but the feel of it is awesome…i would have wanted some page break at places..lol…i so many times think why a war??there are political boundaries tat change with chaging men at center!!but then patriotism naam ki bhi CHEESE hoti hain..

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