Thekkinkkattil

What For

I wonder why I feel so sad

As I sit gazing upon you lad

The sunken eyes, matted hair

Weathered shirt and broken bowl

Asks for food or speaks against the war

The fight for might, fight for right

Fight to gain what’s not theirs

Treacherous tanks, deadly missiles

Bombing planes and nightly black outs

Yet we claim to be civilized

Let us work for a peaceful life

Save the people from this senseless plight

Fill the world with love and light

 

 

 

 

                                                            Gitanjali

Comments7

  • Neville

    under the circumstances, you ask a very valid question .. and you ask it so very well wrapped as it is in a poem filled with hope, love and light ..

    Neville 🙂

  • Thekkinkkattil

    Thank you Neville. You keep me going

    • Neville



      good to hear ... write on my friend .......................................... N 🙂

    • Teddy.15

      What for? As we are all now watching once more today it's a question that millions are asking. a very beautiful and positive hopeful poem. Peace and love to you.

    • Thekkinkkattil

      Thank you Teddy.Let us hope the earth will survive

    • Goldfinch60

      If the world was filled with love and light it would be so wonderful.

      Andy

    • Thekkinkkattil

      Let us hope and try Andy.Thank you

    • Robert Haigh

      Centuries of war... we still ask the question, and wars still rage on. Sad but true.



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