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

 Pooja is an educator by profession but a word weaver by passion. She has a BSc in Medical, an M.Phil. in English literature and, a B.Ed. degree from Punjab(Chandigarh) University.

She loves to read, write, draw and travel. She finds inspiration from nature and the surrounding people. She is passionate about writing poems and is a regular contributor to several online platforms, where she has won many prizes. 

Her poems have been published in  11 anthologies so far by the various Publishing house and, a few are in process.  Two of her poems have recently been selected for two different anthologies by an International press called Sweetycatpress. Her poems have also been published in International magazines like Literoma and Innsaei Journals.

She has recently been awarded with the award of appreciation for the ANNUAL WORDSMITH AWARD 2021 by ASIAN LITERARY SOCIETY.

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