Tuesday, April 1, 2008

The Last Battle

The grey sky wears a pallid haze
A faint eastern glow soaked in rain
I walk ahead, forlorn and so lost
A broken soul, an empty mind trenched in pain

'Twas the night, that hour of din
Blinded by hatred, fighting with blind compassion
Vanquishing my foes, spewing bullets in daze
I remember, those dying eyes and lolling heads so ashen

Death hangs in the air now, it moans and sings
Ravens and kites pecking at human entrails,
The echo of gunfires has subsided, the war's now won
Yet lost, a scared battlefield, as somewhere a mother wails

For the nation's glory, I butchered many a soul
Now, engulfed in ignominy, the soldier in me wanes
I mourn the death of a brother, I mourn the death of a son,
In the folds of silence, I now pray for peace, for love that remains.


11 comments:

A NoMAD said...

Super Cool'

By the way, just to see I didn't miss anything - Does April have any significance wrt 'War'; or is it jst a randomly chosen topic!?!

ShAkE Inc. said...

Thanks a ton, dude! :)

anyways, April's theme is randomly chosen...

Sur said...

Brilliant one Shake, a fitting start to the theme!

ShAkE Inc. said...

Thanks Sur :D just setting the right note for days to come!

Anupama Kondayya said...

Very solemn...beautifully composed...brings out the emotions very well...congrats on starting the month for Writers Blend so well! We couldn't have asked for anything better :)

ShAkE Inc. said...

thanx Anu. as always...very encouraging :-)

Chaithanya Kamath said...

Rain, Slain, Pain, No Gain...all this runs a stream of mixed emotions through our veins!....great work!!

ATAullah said...

i couldn't have read anything more close to perfect description of the aftermath of war and the emotions behind it .

i personally feel that the last two stanzas take all the credit .

couldn't be more enthralling than this bro !

ShAkE Inc. said...

Yo cK! thanx homie...u hav been a great inspiration, must say.

Ataullah, thanx for showering praises...glad you liked it :)

Aareet Krsna said...

The last few words leave us with the solemnity appropriate to such a painful subject.

Nice work!

ShAkE Inc. said...

Thanks Aareet :))