War — Awesomengers

A poem by Mahesh Mali

It isn’t just the impact on the human casualties at the time, but war is also a terrible contribution to global warming and desertification that wrecks the ecosystem. The impact of the wars in the first couple of decades of the new millennium will be felt for generations to come if we don’t change.

Detonators blowing

Every now and then

Causing tender ears of kids to bleed

Mines are placed,

Roads blocked

People being checked.

Harassed and stripped.

Feeble cries

Lost in the roar of the deafening blasts.

Roads soaked in blood.

But you’re busy greasing your muscles.

Celebrating your “victory”

Naming your massacre a defeat of the enemy.

Killing thousands in the name of nation or religion.To claim it […]

War — Awesomengers

Published by simplyme841

How I got through it I really don't know, but I did a vow of silence for learning disabilities for a year a couple of years ago. I had wanted to do it for three or four years beforehand, after finding out about an Australian who did it for the animals. But the timing was never right. It was difficult but during the silence I learnt about John Francis, the environmentalist and author, who did it for seventeen years whilst walking barefoot across America playing the banjo. I had to make sure I drank enough fluids and had plenty of exercise so that my respiratory system didn't collapse, and learnt new things and read difficult books to keep my mind alert. It is very tough again during lockdown too, but immensely difficult for those with learning disabilities. I began writing my poetry last spring in the first Covid pandemic lockdown, and it poured out of me. But as you can tell from my readings my voice is still weak.

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