Poem: War

 


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[Image Description: A shadow of a hand holding a cut-out poster saying: "No war".]

Poem by Tanvi Jeph


War

Sound of cocking and firing of guns

Penetrating the hearts of innocent people

Laughs of little children turned into screams


Fathers lifting their children on their shoulders

Now replaced by a rifle hung on their arms

They are ready to fight war


A mother clasps her child’s hand with fear

It is not the fear of death

It is the fear of losing another loved one


Tanvi Jeph is a 14-year-old writer and a poet. She has secured the first position in the school state poetry competition and has received the honor roll award from Times of India NIE (Gold) twice. She has been the winner of Power Poetry emerging poets 2021 and her poetry has been published in their ebook.