Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Bereft of Love

A poem by Rhea Samyal to mark the International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression

Image from Pixabay

The blame is too heavy to shoulder,

The metal so cold , it is no friend,
It disguises the truth of death through innocence,
This toy is the wrong tool for buds.....

A vision of playgrounds and sweaty mud lands,
Eyes reflect an ignored goal of life,
Minds thinking the route of river Nile,
Washed in blood unaware of the crime.....

Trapped souls seeking refuge,
In the arms of bastards long deemed dead,
An unfair life gives them a reason to judge,
A world of wings they could never touch.....

A pity how no amount of aid or relief,
Could undo the tear of guilt seeping deep,
As fresh as they were, the wounds only decayed,
A voice looming over heads so small.....

Was it the home lands deficient upbringing?
Or the power of men in black suits?
For it ruined its own legacy of riches,
As doom hovers in a cloud of grey.....

The only escape is surrender of angst,
Since even they fear the boom of bullets,
With thumbs so small to trench the trigger,
Fighting to be heard , echoes lost in betrayal.....

The creator purported to create difference,
Between us who relish and them who starve,
Dreams too small and cries unheard,
They scream in corners bereft of love.....

(A true narration of children braving bullets in Africa where recruiting for guerrilla warfare becomes a badge of bravery and an escape route for teenagers condemned to an unwanted life of miseries transforming them into devils and spinning a vicious circle of wrong actions and crimes. They need love and understanding since outcome of wars is always failure)

Rhea Samyal hails from paradise on earth Jammu and Kashmir and derives her flair for sensitized poetry from the war and conflict that exists amidst ethereal beauty and love. She is a first year law student at the ILS law college , Pune. With the infusion of travel mania in her, Rhea loves to read people, cultures and lifestyles. A lover of animals, music, classics and sitcoms, Rhea always strives to make a difference wherever she can with whatever little means. Her greatest passion is to weave tragedy into words and redefine philanthropy through actions.