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The Colour of Hope

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The Colour of Hope

A soldier fighting for what he hopes is right, trying to make peace with himself... holds on to 
a most understated event- the sunrise and pins all his hopes on to it.

Its not yet dawn...

The night has ended.
A soft glow arises in the eastern lands beyond,
Soft, like a mother's touch
Pink, orange,gold,and red all born out of the same deep night
Black desperate sadness reaches out to taste silent delight. 
The colour of hope...

The taste of survival returns
Parched throats,blood stained hands...
Another day to hope, to follow the valiant heart...
I pray, someday, to make a new start.

We fight for peace, we kill for you...
Every time we kill, its only something inside us that dies!
Its a sad story, its our silent resigned sacrifice.

The day dawns, amidst the dead and the dying...
Today I am on the battlefield, crying
For the men I have lost, and myself too
But the night has passed and its a day closer to the end,
I hold on to my prayers, silent and few.

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  1. Date: 11/10/2010 11:05:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poetry making it through the first round of the Poetrysoup site contest Girish. The best to you in the finals. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 11/8/2010 10:10:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poem being featured this week Girish. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 2/22/2010 8:13:00 AM
    oh my goodness this piece is magnificent! i loved it beautiful imagery throughout this poem brought it to life on the page!a wonderfully unique soldiers tale that i was excited to read!my goodness i loved this write!=)Jo

  1. Date: 12/9/2009 8:22:00 AM
    Excellent work! Please keep writing! Speak your truth and let it be heard, Girish! Peace and love, Audrey

  1. Date: 3/28/2009 2:21:00 AM
    Girish, I simply loved this. It describes to perfection, the feelings that run through the minds of soldiers. So from one soldier to another- I salute this creation of yours. I salute you

  1. Date: 3/24/2009 1:12:00 PM
    There is so much of Dylan Thomas in this poem, and I love it. Love always

  1. Date: 3/24/2009 4:49:00 AM
    well written poem! the pain in this write is very saddening! and love the title... ~ Arany

  1. Date: 3/23/2009 10:47:00 AM
    heart wrenching, easily able to feel the abrupt, pain induced trauma in this well written poem! good work Girish! Jim