So I wrote this poem for the Creative Writing event at Darpan 2011. I wrote a story too, a copy of which I will hopefully receive later.
Anyway, the topic for poetry was a) War or b) Dreams. As I am wont to do, I combined them. 😀
Without further ado,
FACELESSA nameless man am I, faceless In this throng of other nameless And faceless men. I tote a gun, Which I use to launch some metal At that faceless body, which disturbs me. I hear a beat made by some boots, And instinct tells me to follow. I lift a leg almost to the chest, The heart inside which is not mine, Only to bring it down again. How pointless. Yet I repeat it Over and over and over, Because it is my duty to, In name of a forgotten cause. I had a dream. A dreamer am I. I wanted to raise a family, To own a farm. A dreamer am I. To breed cattle. A dreamer am I. The peaceful life. A dreamer am I. Shrapnel falls around me, while some body falls, claimed by the reaper, who does scare me, out of my reverie. I launch some metal. More flesh is exposed. I envy him, for soundly he dozed. Rest is denied me by country Which I protect as its sentry. But this job is not mine by choice, For I am denied my dreams and joys. I fall to the ground. Sleep takes over. May now I return to my lover?
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