~Spero ergo sum~™

November 30, 2008

A battle without a cause

Filed under: Life,Poetry,Sobriety — Teal @ 1:09 pm

A journey of bloodshed and violence

Something, that never ceases to be past tense

This iniquity and evil, spawning from minds

Sans any sense of thought, good and kind


Has the power at centre gone completely callous

focussed on nothing, but creating chaos, raucous?

How many more to die, how many more to lose

Until they get the backbone to act, and set loose


The act of retribution, against these evil minions

Who, despite education and well bringing, act heinous

How dare you take away something that god has given?

How can you walk on, like nothing ever happened?


Such acts of cheap cowardice , is all you can ever pull off

Can’t you gather spine? And pursue a cause not so well off?

You cease to be human, you are worse than the wildest brute

And god will make sure, your end will be just as crude.


I pray for mankind to be strong, and not to give in

The evil lurks, and somehow finds its way to creep in

It deviods the mind of thought, the heart of soul

And makes us zombies, without any sense of control


In the event of this darkness, the world still turns

The evil ones left uncaptured, and my country burns!

The test of time never ceases to end

The city moves on, without any sense of pretend


Kudos to the city that never says die

The beauty and diversity in it, that lies

Today india stands as one, in prayer and hope

That this mindless war comes to an end


A dawn of prosperity, sans any sense of fright

A new india , without any flaws

The superpower, with all her might

Rid of this battle, one without a cause


This is a tribute to the brave souls who laid down thier lives at gun shot to save the civilians. And for all the bereaved souls from the terror attacks in Mumbai on 26/11. 

Let there be peace on earth.

Like Queene once sang, this could be heaven for everyone, if only we let it.


  1. […] titles her poem ‘Battle without a cause’ at ~ Spero ergo sum ~. She ultimately longs for peace. But her never ending questions are […]

    Pingback by Global Voices Online » India: Poets on Mumbai Terror — December 1, 2008 @ 7:01 pm | Reply

  2. Dear Teal,

    You are truly gifted for so elegantly expressing your anguish in poetry when all I could do is rave helplessly.

    I see that Global Voices Online have picked an excerpt from your poem in their article. Bulls Eye…Your words will reach a more wider audience and will reflect the pain of the common indian about this senseless situation.

    God bless India and the wonderful & invincible city of Mumbai,

    Comment by Ramya — December 2, 2008 @ 1:23 pm | Reply

  3. words rightly used, thoughts nicely expressed, feelings greatly appreciated…

    Comment by Ankit Jain — December 7, 2008 @ 11:02 pm | Reply

  4. @ Ankit:
    Thank you so much. 🙂

    Comment by Teal — December 8, 2008 @ 10:41 pm | Reply

  5. @ Rain: I pray for the same.

    Comment by Teal — December 8, 2008 @ 10:42 pm | Reply

  6. beautifully composed 🙂 nice blog !

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    Comment by zo — December 12, 2008 @ 12:53 pm | Reply

  7. […] memberi judul puisinya ‘Battle without a cause'[En] ('Perjuangan sia-sia') di ~Spero ergo sum~. Ia sangat merindukan kedamaian. Namun […]

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