Perceptions

The way I see everything!!!

Tears of the Innocent

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Trudging along the dusty roads, in the summer heat
With a parched throat, fear encompassing our toddler feet

what wrong have we done, for we are li’l kids
wish we knew why we are punished, for whose evil deeds

while we hide under the ground in fear
a disquieting thought that the end is near

Hearing the shells bite ino the skin
our our family, kith and kin

We long for a ray of hope, the warmth of the sun
smiling upon us, a day of muted guns

Mommy please wake us up from this horrible dream
Take us in your arms, we want to play by the stream

Wake us up to the sweet alarm of chirping birds
not the clangs of the broken shards

Please tell us these scars will fade
Please tell us life’ll take us ahead

Please wake up from your eternal sleep
and dry our tears, for we can no longer weep.

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Written by shivnarayan

Monday, August 7, 2006 at 7:28 pm

Posted in Politics, Uncategorized

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  1. excellent!…”a pat on the back” not for the poet but for myself as i could understand ur blog…4 the Ist time..Sorry macha!!
    “I likd it..as u have downed ur stds…..”

    aswin

    Wednesday, August 9, 2006 at 3:02 pm

  2. @aswin: Thanks for the comments da… wrote this after reading an article on the plight of children in lebanon after israel’s brutal bombing!

    Shiv

    Wednesday, August 9, 2006 at 6:43 pm

  3. shiv, i really liked ur poem.. it seems to have come truthfully from the heart; a characteristic that poems sometimes tend to lack. i dint understand the last line tho.. what did u mean by “please wake up from ur eternal sleep/and dry our tears, for we can longer weep”? did u mean “no longer weep?” i also like the irregular rhyme in the poem.. the “sun” with “guns.” like i wrote before, u have a poet in u. keep posting!!

    ammu

    Tuesday, August 15, 2006 at 9:25 am

  4. @ambika: Thanks a lot for the comments. And in the last line, i meant ‘no longer weep’. (probably i shud include an errata after every blog! :))
    Will certainly blog whenever possi! 🙂

    Shiv

    Wednesday, August 16, 2006 at 12:48 pm

  5. nice poem.. lots of typos.. but overall its pretty good. unfortuantely kaul agrees.

    Neeraj

    Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 1:37 am

  6. @ Nee: Thanks dude… typo are really scaring me now! 😦

    Shiv

    Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 9:07 am

  7. love the poem re..very touching

    payal

    Thursday, August 21, 2008 at 7:54 pm

  8. Thanks Payal 🙂 I wrote that a long time back actually. 🙂

    shivnarayan

    Thursday, August 21, 2008 at 11:53 pm


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