Monday, February 15, 2010

Violence and Valentines

On a day leading to violets and valentines
On a night waiting for dawn to celebrate love…
And, a peaceful city celebrating life
Shattered due to violence and vendetta

The tremulous rose is silenced
As, I watch the rain in her eyes…
And, we all are aghast
While love seems to be full of lies

Time again for blames…
Time again for blood to be mopped up from the streets
Time again maybe to rise up…
To be beaten down again??

The scars of undeserved deaths
The blinding pain of open wounds…
While we wait for rain to embrace us
And, stand up demanding a change

The pen seems an unworthy weapon
But, the feeble words are all I have
While the anger boils in a billion minds…
And, my country is ravaged again…

Yet, tomorrow is a new day of an emerging country
The promise of a young nation
A promise of love…And a resolve…
To fly no matter what the odds…

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

proud of u and ure observations ... more so... for ure involevement

The Cherubin said...

you actually rt so beautifully..
here in these lines u have so beautifully shown our helplessness...to be beaten down again..but still maintaining the hope in the last few lines of ur composition..


Time again for blames…
Time again for blood to be mopped up from the streets
Time again maybe to rise up…
To be beaten down again??

i liked what you wrote..but the feelings behind are full of pain..keep writing :)

Apeksha said...

Your subtlety speaks volumes...I love the way you write the most ghastly situations in the most delicate words....in another situation id insist one to "call a spade a spade"...but im not desensitized yet...i love the beginning of hope in the end..but is it time yet for that,for those who cant get over this loss?...that is larger than their own lives?i donno...we write today and forget tomorrow...but i beseech all not to forget it...not this time...not anytime at all...but anyway....good work...keep writing

Kabya said...

*silence* .... *and a sigh* wonderfully penned...wonder why cant there be peace...?? How many more Tempo da..and anindyee will be snatched away from us....:(

yvonneemily said...

the power behind the subtly of your words are beautiful, it's amazing how you can so vividly paint a picture in my mind while at the same time strike a chord in my heart.
well done.

fra_zz said...

i like you blog very much

Claire said...

Wow.

Love this.

Powerful.

Cxx

semanti said...

We are all taught from our very childhood to rise up and continue,whenever we fall down........this verse so strictly points out the extent to which we have taken the above teaching in our lives................thank you so much for reminding all of us of the little sensitive emotions that we are somehow losing