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Products of War

By Mini Babu

PRODUCTS OF WAR

We walked to 
the other land,
holding unseen baggages,
lost in one country,
to the unwarm
edges of the other.

We held the
soil of memories,
inadequate to nourish
till 
homeland 
turns to
a distant tear.

Many of us
were born on the move.
Our women gave birth,
picked themselves up,
nurtured the children
in their arms
and walked on.
There was no leisure
for pain and labour.

What place will  
those born
during the move
claim as their 
homeland?

We are the products of war.
You find us everywhere.

Mini Babu is working as Associate Professor of English with the Dept. of Collegiate Education,Govt. of Kerala. Her poems have been featured in anthologies, journals and magazines. Her collections of poems are Kaleidoscope (2020), Shorelines (2021) and Memory Cells (2022).

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One reply on “Products of War”

Pen that always raises its head high, with sheer brilliance and mastery over deep thoughts and narrative .

Apart from any other, this pen shines in such glee, I bound to bow my head always!
My best wishes, regards and love To this thinker pen/poet!!

With Love

SONALI

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