by Dr M C Gupta
Shedding a tear for humanity
|I SHED A TEAR: a sonnet-- award winner|
My pen cannot describe the scars of those
Who are orphaned as bombs fall from the skies;
Or the pain of those who had been too close
To death as towers fell before their eyes.
I can’t describe the agony of those
Who pray inside a mosque or temple bombed
By human bombs, who as devotees pose,
And along with others, too, get entombed.
I feel a pain so deep inside my heart
When God’s children kill others in His name.
Why does mankind from His teachings depart?
Why does it bring to His name utter shame?
While for the future of mankind I fear,
I shed for this humanity a tear.
* Previously posted as entry 454505 in "MISCELLANEA" and entry 463746 in "WAR POETRY--award winner"
* Awarded third prize in "Invalid Item" , "My Weekly Contest~Poetry's Prism".
M C Gupta
13 September 2006