Prompt Gloom : When will the End Come

The below poem won the first prize from WHPA (World Harmony and Peace Association)  on the topic “Gloom”. Rules were to write a 12-16 line poem. Walls – that once in the heart of the city stood, Crumbled- stone and gravel, pack of cards, dead wood, Rooms that once held the tinkling notes of joyous laughter,…

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Morning News…Wake Up!

  A bomb fell today, On Idlib (Syria), they say, 20 Children, 16 women, among the dead, A news item, over coffee, we read… Shopping for Mother’s Day, it said, When a rocket hit, by rebel forces led, “Oh, that’s terrible”, your heart for a moment thought- And turning the page, you quickly forgot.  …

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NaPoWriMo: Day-11 Help! She’s Calling…

Had written this poem last year as part of the NaPoWriMo 2017. A year hence and the war against terror rages on. How many more children must be orphaned before peace is achieved? National Poetry Writing Month, Day 11’s challenge to write the Bop. The invention of Poet Afaa Michael Weaver, the Bop is a…

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