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Drenched Witnesses Of Fate

The total number of military and civilian casualties in World War I was over 37 million. 

In World War II over 60 million people were killed, which was over 2.5% of the world population. 

The Iraq War      –   U.S. Troop Casualties – 4,487 US troops.

                                 54% of US casualties were under 25 years old.

                                 Non-U.S. Troop Casualties – Total 316, with 179 from the UK.


As of 17 July 2012, there have been 2,995 coalition deaths in Afghanistan as part of ongoing coalition operations since the invasion in 2001.


The Kargil War –    Indian Army Cas           :        527 killed.

                               Pakistani Estimates      :        Over 3,000 killed.


Do we really need war….think again….it is a no win situation for mankind.


One day, you were to bring me peace

rolled up in your beaming smile.

Dreams and desires wandering in bliss.

As life spoke of content for a while.

                        I’m still holding my tears down

                        before I break myself into bits.

                        Wish there was a way to bring you back.

                        How long would I hold on to this.











Someday, it won’t rain on me.

Drenched witnesses of fate.

Never had I known, before you left,

that in me, existed such atrocious hate.

                        No urge to pray for the Gods

                        in whose arms you rest, unmoving.

                        Wish to tear down every verse

                        that speaks of his glory in waiting.









That day, I would run back to you.

Reminisces of a life incomplete.

The canvas you left on the wall

has garnered a meaning so discreet.

                        This life would be in vain

                        if I am not standing next to you.

                        I give my immortality and peace

                        for the one last moment, so true.










  1. July 30, 2012 at 10:41 pm

    You’re only getting more intense with each one.

    True, war never does any good to anyone. It takes soo much from our lives, leaving us barren and helpless.
    What’s the way out?

    • July 30, 2012 at 10:46 pm

      There is no way out. If it had been, we would have known it by now. If there really is, then we are too blind or ignorant to notice it.

      The conscience behind these wars is corrupting. That is the real problem. Not the wars.

  2. July 30, 2012 at 11:09 pm

    It is strange that you don’t mention the civilian deaths in the Iraq and Kargil wars, even the (highly massaged downward) official ones. They are perhaps an even more potent argument against war. Still, you don’t become and remain an Empire (though not for much longer, I think) without a few casualties.

    • July 31, 2012 at 7:48 am

      The facts behind this post were concerned with soldiers dying while carrying out their duty. Yes, civilian deaths or the collateral damage is the worse part in any war. Would keep that in mind in next post

      Thank you Ben

  3. July 31, 2012 at 5:25 am

    It is well that war is so terrible – otherwise we would grow too fond of it. — Robert E. Lee

    • July 31, 2012 at 7:49 am

      Golden words.
      Thanks Neil

  4. July 31, 2012 at 10:39 am

    So, beautifully…powerfully written. You just drew me in deep with your words and made me cry, literally. You have an amazing gift my friend! Very powerfully and well written!!! Hugs and Blessings! ~

    • July 31, 2012 at 12:01 pm

      The Gift is all yours – to be able to connect with words and verses.
      Thank you so much Christina

  5. July 31, 2012 at 12:28 pm

    Thank you so much Prashant 🙂

  6. Archana
    July 31, 2012 at 12:36 pm

    Hello Prashant … i have nominated you for sunshine award .. please pick it if u like 🙂 your blog rocks !!! 🙂 http://smileinstyle.wordpress.com/2012/07/31/awards-3/

    • July 31, 2012 at 12:40 pm

      Archana…YOU ROCK !!
      Thanks for the Award !! Shines on me !!

  7. July 31, 2012 at 7:35 pm

    Hi! I have just nominated you for a Very Inspiring Blogger Award http://theworldofalexanderthegreat.wordpress.com/2012/07/31/very-inspiring-blogger-award/
    I would be honoured if you accept!

    • July 31, 2012 at 8:12 pm

      Honored to be gifted !!

  8. August 13, 2012 at 1:20 am

    Thank you for leaving me this link. I, too, often write about the absurdity of war, the heart break, the lie that there is any glory in it. hugs, pat

  9. August 25, 2012 at 11:03 pm

    so intensely felt…war brings nothing but takes away our souls and living…

    • August 25, 2012 at 11:13 pm

      😦 and they blame the soldiers

      • August 25, 2012 at 11:15 pm

        i know! 😦

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