Tuesday, October 26, 2010

How Many..???

How many rumors and warnings until it all begins
How many moments of unease until the nation sins

How many regular meals until each family runs low on food
How many warming fires until their homes are as cold as their mood

How many alarming sirens until hope is hopelessly shaken
How many mothers' cries until their sons are not taken

How many lonely children until their fathers don't say Good-Bye
How many brave young men until no one has to willingly die

How many mourning families until someone's life is persevered
How many near-death incidents until rest is deserved

How many dark invasions until all the cities are torn down
How many stabs of pain until the killer's smile becomes a frown

How many bloody fields until the fighting is all done
How many gruesome battles until the end has begun

How many soldiers' deaths until a white flag is risen
How many shouts of protest until someone will listen

How many bombs thrown until the hatred will decease
How many more days of war until we are at peace.


  1. and the last line:

    How many of us will try, until we don't succeed...

    very nice poem.. keep writting..

  2. @Shruti Jain Thanks shruti, I wrote this at the time of Ayodhya verdict.