Yearning for peace

D mighty boom of the cannons

rent d air

grounds tat were once so lush and green

lay barren and gray

crimson pools spread abt

filled perennially

by d blood flowg off human bdies

So much is lost

but to  gain what?

Till death they are d patriots of the country

after death what is the difference

between friend and foe

the grief of human loss is d same

across borders and beliefs

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  1. #1 by Chloe on June 27, 2010 - 8:08 AM

    ..”after death what is the difference between friend and foe” – such true words. I like the style you have written this in and the message is great. Thanks.

    • #2 by hoiden on June 28, 2010 - 1:45 AM

      glad u liked it:)

  2. #3 by Jingle on June 28, 2010 - 5:13 PM

    what compelling poem…
    I love peace 2…
    excellent job!
    😉

    • #4 by hoiden on June 29, 2010 - 1:39 AM

      Thank u jingle:)have a nice day:)

  3. #5 by Emmanuel Ibok on June 28, 2010 - 8:38 PM

    This is the perfect truth that humanity has failed to realize. I really enjoyed this. Thanks for sharing.

  4. #6 by Kavita on June 28, 2010 - 10:32 PM

    A brilliant poem! And nothing can be any more truer than what you’ve written in it !!!
    Many a time, I too sit and wonder the same, and today, seeing my thought brought to words by you really made me feel nice.. It brings hope that some, we will all start thinking the same thought, and who knows.. there may no longer be a war! Sounds far fetched…but one can always hope for the best.. isn’t it?
    Lovely poem indeed!

    • #7 by hoiden on June 29, 2010 - 1:45 AM

      yes we can…not just us, a lot of people are fed up with the constant warring going on…its time to give Gandhiji’s ideals some serious thought….
      thank u for reading:)

  5. #8 by hoiden on June 29, 2010 - 1:47 AM

    We can hope that by the time our politicians realize this its not too late… thank u for stopping by…:)

  6. #9 by dustus on July 1, 2010 - 1:51 PM

    Poignant message and imagery captured in creative lines. cheers

  7. #11 by megzone on July 1, 2010 - 4:13 PM

    😦 😦 😦
    let there really be peace 😦

    here from Jingle’s Rally
    you can check my poem at
    http://megzone.wordpress.com/2010/07/01/thursday-poets-rally-footboard-traveller/

  8. #13 by ishabelle on July 1, 2010 - 10:31 PM

    i remember the era of flowers and peace signs, smoking pot and having concerts and rallies… 🙂

  9. #15 by Short Poems on July 1, 2010 - 10:52 PM

    An amazing poem.

  10. #17 by buttercup600 on July 2, 2010 - 1:14 AM

    So very creatrive and mindful. I loved it so ~ oxo

  11. #19 by joan on July 2, 2010 - 4:24 AM

    YES walk to the edge of the night and SING it loud for when we are all gone and nothing is left — what is the difference.

    Powerful truth.

    Joanny

  12. #21 by D.S. Lear on July 2, 2010 - 9:49 AM

    we should all feel this yearning….nicely written!

  13. #22 by Tim Keeton on July 2, 2010 - 8:13 PM

    “after death what is the difference
    between friend and foe
    the grief of human loss is d same”

    So true. Thank you for sharing. Keep up the good writing and “waxing poetic.”

    Rhyme on!

    Tim Keeton
    (Undead)Poet / Wizard / Teller-of-tales

    • #23 by hoiden on July 3, 2010 - 4:01 PM

      Aye Aye..thank u for stopping by 🙂

  14. #24 by SuccessLadder on July 2, 2010 - 9:17 PM

    Great post, very informative. Keep up the good work, Thanks.

  15. #26 by Jingle on July 3, 2010 - 11:09 PM

    Happy July 4th!

  16. #28 by trisha on July 6, 2010 - 11:39 AM

    beautiful beyond words.
    i too pray for the day when human beings will stop killing.

    • #29 by hoiden on July 6, 2010 - 2:52 PM

      yes lets hope so:)tks for reading:)

  17. #30 by Spandhanaa on July 6, 2010 - 12:34 PM

    “after death what is the difference

    between friend and foe

    the grief of human loss is d same

    across borders and beliefs”

    These lines touched my heart… so true.. wonderful poem.. cheers

  18. #32 by Jingle on July 8, 2010 - 5:05 PM

    http://thursdaypoetsrallypoetry.wordpress.com/2010/07/08/the-celebrate-poet-of-june-award-nomination-announcement/

    time to vote again,
    please scan the links and vote for 1 to 20 poets, thank you in advance!

    next Rally post will be on July 21, 2010.

  19. #34 by Atticus on July 25, 2010 - 5:32 PM

    Hey Hoiden! There’s such meaning and magnitude in your verses. I think you capture the moral conscience of war & conflict acutely well. In particular the lose-lose scenario for all sides concerned (‘between friend and foe’) which in itself should be an eye opener for all.

    • #35 by hoiden on July 26, 2010 - 1:37 AM

      ur rgt war is a lose-lose scenario….but it continues…. 😦
      Thank u so much for ur comments:)

  20. #36 by Jamie Dedes on July 26, 2010 - 2:59 AM

    Oh, you must send this one to Poets Against War:
    http://wp.me/pne74-2Yf
    Fantastic!

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