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Silent Pain, Screaming

Prolonged sounds of shrieking sirens warn Where death of normalcy people mourn As he hugs wife and child close to his heart, Ambivalent of woeful day’s agonizing start: Unjust war burning down sanctity of life Clasping distressed lives in atrocious strife. Neither they have hope, nor relief in sight, Where eerie silence frightens bleak night, Misery crowds his way on hellish train ride, As dread of the unspoken bawls teary eyed, Spotting piles of rubble, bodies scattered, Buildings, playgrounds torn and shattered. Kissing goodbyes, he ventures to the field, Despite enemy’s strength refusing to yield; Determined to defend his nation’s pride While rage of anguish he struggles to hide. In a makeshift bed, as she trembles in fear, Kissing her child-asleep, she sheds a tear, Having heard of war-crimes, uttering a sigh, Overcome by trepidation she tries to defy, Shivering in consternation of silent screams, Collapsing in agony of dismantled dreams; When she was told her husband has died, Agitating a turbulent storm howling inside Where boiling anger, scorching grief collide. November 27, 2022 Placed 1st: Pick-A-Title, Vol 33 Poetry Contest Sponsor: Edward Ibeh

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Date: 1/1/2023 9:46:00 AM
Vijay, my goodness, your poem is amazing. You gave me chills with this powerful writing. I see it was a top win, congratulations! It was obviously very well deserved <3
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Date: 12/17/2022 7:01:00 AM
Oh Wow Vijay what a wonderfully powerful moving poem….Debx
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Date: 12/16/2022 5:35:00 AM
It baffles me how I could have overlooked such a magnificent treasure, Dear Vijay. Congratulations on winning 1st place with this powerful piece; it was definitely a roller coaster of feelings. Each sentence has a lot of meaning and passion packed into it. A sad story that you've told really well, my friend.
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Vijay Pandit
Date: 12/16/2022 1:05:00 PM
Glad you found the poem. my friend. Your feedback is always valued and appreciated. Much appreciate your kind remarks.
Date: 12/15/2022 8:12:00 PM
Great writing. The last stanza is exceptionally beautiful. Congratulations!
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Date: 12/16/2022 1:04:00 PM
Thank you Christuraj. Much appreciate.
Date: 12/15/2022 8:56:00 AM
big congrats for this win with your excellent take on that topic, Vijay
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Date: 12/16/2022 1:04:00 PM
Much appreciate, Andrea--many thanks.
Date: 12/15/2022 8:13:00 AM
Congratulations dear Vijay on your well deserved top win in Edward's Contest
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Date: 12/16/2022 1:04:00 PM
Thank you, Valsa. Much appreciate.
Date: 12/15/2022 6:09:00 AM
Unsurprisingly stunning, intense write, Vijay:-) Your vocabulary is peerless! Heartiest congratulations on your top win in my contest!
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Vijay Pandit
Date: 12/16/2022 1:03:00 PM
Much appreciate your kind feedback, Edward. Many thanks for sponsoring contests with cool, enticing themes.
Date: 12/7/2022 6:46:00 AM
Very moving Vijay, an emotional ride indeed. Each line is filled with meaning and expression. A sorrowful tale well told my friend. :)
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Vijay Pandit
Date: 12/7/2022 11:02:00 AM
Much appreciate your kind feedback, Linda. Many thanks.
Date: 12/7/2022 12:49:00 AM
So much suffering on this planet. The human race needs to have a good look at oneself. Great Poetry Vijay.
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Vijay Pandit
Date: 12/7/2022 11:02:00 AM
So true. Many thanks Harry.
Date: 12/1/2022 9:23:00 AM
Such an excellent write and so many countries at war not knowing what the next day will bring, certainly no joy just misery pain and anguish, torment, torture and death. Well penned my friend. Hugs blessings, Jennifer.
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Vijay Pandit
Date: 12/4/2022 7:55:00 AM
Thank you my friend. Much appreciate your visit and kind remarks, Jennifer.
Date: 12/1/2022 7:19:00 AM
Can't imagine what the people are suffering in war-torn areas of the world especially Ukraine as of now. Thanks for sharing and for dropping by my page. Sara
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Vijay Pandit
Date: 12/4/2022 7:54:00 AM
Many thanks Sara--much appreciate.
Date: 11/30/2022 9:34:00 PM
War caused pain, such a tragedy, you have brought it out well, Vijay:)
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Date: 12/4/2022 7:54:00 AM
Thank you Joe. Much appreciate.
Date: 11/30/2022 11:47:00 AM
When we sleep and all around is calm, we should never take that for granted. My heart breaks for those that live in fear and hear battle cries. Day and night. So sad what is happening in Ukraine. Your thoughts touch me deeply, Vijay. My best to you, my dear friend. Hugs, Brandy
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Vijay Pandit
Date: 11/30/2022 2:33:00 PM
I share your sentiments my dear friend. We should never take our freedom and peace for granted. Much appreciate your visit and comments, Brandy. Hope you had a wonderful thanksgiving. Many thanks.
Date: 11/29/2022 12:55:00 PM
So much suffering and tragedy in the wars. We can really catch the emotions here.
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Vijay Pandit
Date: 11/30/2022 6:27:00 AM
Many thanks, Andrea. Much appreciate your visit and comments.
Date: 11/29/2022 5:49:00 AM
Why can't we live in peace? War is useless.
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Date: 11/30/2022 6:26:00 AM
I agree. Many thanks, Victor.
Date: 11/29/2022 5:46:00 AM
This sends daggers to the heart ! When destruction and death become an everyday reality, those who go to the battle field are at high risk. Their dear ones live with silent pain screaming in their hearts. When the fatal news reach them they can only shriek in agony. Powerful portrayal, dear Vijay!
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Vijay Pandit
Date: 11/30/2022 6:26:00 AM
It's hard to watch the tragedies unfolding daily in Ukraine. Much appreciate your visit and comments dear friend. Many thanks.
Date: 11/28/2022 6:23:00 AM
Wow! So powerful. And ending line right on point. Well written Vijay :)
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Vijay Pandit
Date: 11/28/2022 8:23:00 AM
Much appreciate, Heidi. Many thanks for your visit and kind remarks.
Date: 11/27/2022 12:26:00 PM
A monumental poem depicting the agonies and suffering of people that go through in times of war. Ukraine is today's battlefield where every word of yours comes to life, my friend, Vijay. A Fave. Blessings.
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Vijay Pandit
Date: 11/27/2022 1:18:00 PM
Glad you recognized the battlefield. It is about the ongoing tragedy imposed on innocent people in Ukraine. Honored by your words and your FAVE, my friend. Many thanks.
Date: 11/27/2022 10:35:00 AM
You captured the absolute horror of war well in your verse Vijay I immediately thought of Ukraine but it could apply to any war. Best of luck in the contest. Tom
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Vijay Pandit
Date: 11/27/2022 1:17:00 PM
Yes, Tom-- It is about the war in Ukraine. Much appreciate your visit, as always. Many thanks.