Thursday, October 30, 2014

For Dverse Poets Pub ~ Poetics – War Poetry ~ A POW’s Thoughts ~ Returning Safely from Battlefield ~




I am beside you once again
Now be it sun storm or rain,
Sorrow and fear are away, afar,
Happiness floods me gone is the pain
Of loneliness , peaceful is the soul;
chains of captivity broken at last
How wonderful, how precious  feels
The sweet breath of freedom;
Home...
Home again, among love and care
Ah! Home is something very rare!
With thanks to Allah, I bow, low,
Bless me Oh Lord ! to you I pray,
Give me courage to defend my land
If need arises, and duty calls, any day.

11 comments:

  1. when you find that freedom, from captivity...whether physical and tangible...or spiritual...its a wonderful thing....praise indeed...

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    1. Thank you Mr Brian these lines were inspired by the release of 90,000 POWs from Bangla Desh (East Pakistan) in 1973- unusual in the history of the Sub Continent

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  2. Those who once experienced captivity know the price of freedom.

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  3. To go through all that and be willing to fight again, that is loyalty beyond ken. beautiful poem/prayer.

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  4. Idealism like this is something to be amazing really, after having been a POW for many years. Well penned, Anjum.

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  5. Any homecoming is welcomed but in these circumstances even more so..well penned

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  6. Thank you Dr Susan Mary and Jae -this is the strength of faith and belief

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  7. Homecoming is truly wonderful ~ Lovely prayer, thanks for sharing ~

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