The darkness of clouds rages into the red

In a reign of terrible terror, heart and mind are caged.

Myriads of dreams in four walls may be trampled upon

Whereas many eyes in the field will not see the dawn


Wrapped in uniforms, they bleed

Just because of a piece of land for some people’s greed

Drops of tears of their wives are enslaved,

On the grass blades of the graves


The innocence of their tiny beloveds may be snatched?

And to life’s race, unfortunately, can be dragged?

It weakens us to a peaceful sleep

Silence only haunts and creeps!


When feelings sealed and thoughts abandoned,

When silence screeched, rusted the heartbeat, and dreams shattered

Then, what’s the point to fight for control and land,

When everything’s mortal and blends ultimately in the land?


Futile, a war seems, it is said,

Let’s spread the fragrance of love and harmony instead!

Let’s replace the word WAR with UNITY

For everyone’s peace and prosperity!


Pooja Mandla


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Written by Pooja Mandla

An educator by profession but a word weaver by passion. She likes to enjoy little things in life, not waiting for the bigger ones to come her way.ย  She had done her graduation in the medical stream but often was lost in the literal beauty of words. So after graduation, she studied literature and did her MPhil in English. She believes that the secret ingredient for spreading happiness is writing. So, whenever her energetic kids permit, she expresses her thoughts in words. Writing keeps her going and has given a new shape to her life.


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