by Dr M C Gupta
The steel frame, too, has soft dreams.
|THE STEEL SOLDIER: a nonet
O steel soldier, to serve your country,
You brave the desert sun and sand,
While you face bombs and bullets.
You don’t feel a quiver,
Nor your thoughts wander,
While in battle.
But you dream
• A nonet consists of a declining verse of nine lines starting with nine syllables and working down to one.
• Written for the Pond Poetry contest, "Pond Poetry - ON HIATUS!" , round 11, organised by Kaya .
M C Gupta
21 September 2008