Sunday, July 22, 2007

Give Peace a Chance


Dear earthlings,

I woke up in a shocked state
To find blood in my room
And how the thunderous noise outside
Made the morning gloom

I peeped outside and oh!
Was anything on fire?
Bright red flames danced all over
Never did they tire

Thick clouds engulfed the sky
With a complete blackness
Which my vision failed to pierce
Leaving me totally helpless

Then the answer dawned --- this was
One of those vicious wars
That you all fight for no cause
And leave each other in torns

As most of you voice against violence
I know I can hope within
You will give peace a chance
For a better world to live in

-----Love from Mother Earth


[This poem won me the first prize in a creative writing competition organised by the All-India Anglo Association in St James' School, Kolkata in 2003]

2 comments:

WHAT'S IN A NAME ? said...

peace, mother-earth, ......gloom, ....war, ...fire,......the red gathering clouds......makes for a good picture.....along with the first two stanzas which do justice to rhyme. Then it meanders........only to be rescued by the 'prizy'-foot-note.

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