by Dr M C Gupta
Poems about war in general and US war on terrorism in particular.
|A SICK AND MAD WORLD
[The deeds of man are worse than those of the mad and the mentally sick.]
It’s a sick world in which man
Kills another indeed;
Not for hunger but for his
Just insatiable greed.
It’s a mad world where young men
Strap bombs to their body,
So that they become famous
In a manner shoddy.
It’s a stinking world where men
Are tied to seats in plane,
Discharging in plastic bags,
In shame and mental pain.
It’s a shameless world in which
Female army recruits
View naked prisoners on leash
And kick them with their boots.
• Written in abcb 7-6-7-6 format
• Prisoners were taken by US from Afghanistan to Guantanamo, plastered to their seats as described, over the full journey period, lasting 24 hours or more.
• The sadistic exploits of Miss England, a US army recruit, are too well known to need details. They were all carried out with knowledge and sanction of the highest US defence authorities concerned.
M C Gupta
2 November 2005