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Hi Friends,

Because of this pathetic situation between Ukraine and Russia, I was reminded of a poem that I had written a couple of years ago in Poetrysoup. com that I would like to share with you.

The Soul of a martyred soldier.

Soul of a martyred soldier

His soul watches in absolute silence,

As the stream of mourners visit his grave,

Offering their heartfelt condolences,
To his grieving widow, asking her to be brave.

His dead heart still melts at the sight of his daughter,
Who buries her head in her mother’s chest, Tears pouring incessantly, in place of their erstwhile laughter.
As they watch his mortal remains being laid to rest.

His wife is still in a state of shock,
Reeling under the grief of his demise,
She feels as if her life seems to mock,
At her sorry state, giving her unwanted advice.

How he wishes this war had never taken place!
None would have lost their lives,
Had there been Lord Almighty’s grace,
They would be with their children and wives.

Man does not realize the futility of a war,
It brings about destruction,
It leaves behind a scar,
Of pain and death that is not needed,
Seldom in his greed for power, has a man ever heeded,
To the words of wisdom given by the men of knowledge with deep insight,
He will prefer to die than giving up without a fight.

Thousands of lives are destroyed for no fault of theirs.
When will a man learn to live?
Living in a war like situation is a nightmare.

Dear humans, please learn to love each other and forgive.

The deceased soldier has sent a message.
Protect the honor of your country at all costs.
Be proud of your country’s rich cultural heritage.
Don’t forget the sacrifices of the lives lost. (Freedom fighters, soldiers, and civilians who died protecting their nation).

Thank you so much for taking your precious time to visit my website. Hope you enjoyed reading my blogs. 😊😊



  1. Wow, what a poignant and moving poem Aparna. It’s amazing how relevant it still is especially during such a time as this. πŸ™πŸΌπŸ™πŸΌπŸ™πŸΌ Thanks for sharing! πŸ€—πŸ’–πŸ˜Š

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