Borrowed time


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I stand on the battleground
Of many many wars
Watch the chaos
Until everyone falls

This is the origin
Of the stream that flows
Blood of my brothers and sisters
From today and ages ago

Smoke from burning pyres
Pollutes the sky once blue
The burning flames
Spark revenge in few

Clouds black and grey
Envelope us all
Gloom, regret, despair
Who can escape the fall?

For reasons of all kind
We have killed each other
Differentiated on basis of caste, religion, gender
Then why do you call me brother?

I wish we would understand
We are alive for moments five
Transient, fickle, small
Unlike nature, that will forever thrive

I have nothing to say
To all who live
But just this one advice
That I would like to give

Nothing is yours
Nothing is mine
Just us living
On borrowed time

~insight07

Copyright ยฉDevika Todi. All rights reserved.

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29 Comments

  1. So very true. And so much of it wasted in hostility.

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    1. insight07 says:

      Yes it is. Sometimes, even to prove one is better than the other. In the leadership of the wrong person, so many innocent suffer.

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      1. Sadly, it’s worldwide.

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  2. The last lines? Beautiful.๐Ÿ’‹

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    1. insight07 says:

      Thank you! I had written those lines first. Then I wrote the rest of the poem. ๐Ÿ˜›

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      1. Haha and they are beautiful. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  3. marcfunbee says:

    “Living on borrowed time” aptly put.
    Beautifully written as always

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  4. nero kein says:

    Sometimes I find it fascinating. If you think about-it, people who fought wars; let say 2500 years ago. Who remembers them. But I’m sure this chaos will continue until the end of time. It’s up to civilizations to decide… Well said!

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    1. insight07 says:

      Thank you! ๐Ÿ™‚
      I find this intriguing as well. Many many people died on whims of reckless rulers. Who remembers them?

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  5. Ronald R. says:

    Wow…I didn’t know we are living on borrowed time..Thanks for the updateโ˜บ

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    1. insight07 says:

      Thank you! ๐Ÿ™‚

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      1. Ronald R. says:

        Pleasure is mine:)

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  6. This was really beautiful โ˜บ๏ธ Well done!

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    1. insight07 says:

      Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚

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  7. Josbons says:

    For the the hostility going on around the world, sometimes the root cause is just a misunderstanding or intolerance. People do all sorts of atrocities all because of greed or thirst for money and power. Thanks for sharing this with us. he title is perfect. I will share it on my page. http://www.siuquxebooks.wordpress.com

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    1. insight07 says:

      I swear! What never ceases to amaze me, is the fact that from time immemorial, people have died for reckless leaders and causes that didn’t require so much destruction.
      But who am I to say? Just a tiny life in a world that has billions and billions of it.

      Thank you for sharing my content!

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      1. Josbons says:

        you are welcome

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  8. I absolutely love love LOVE war poetry! Reading it, writing it, I have so much to say on the topic! This poem left me speechless! It is amazing xx

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    1. insight07 says:

      Thank you so much! What is it about war poetry, that attracts you so much?

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      1. I think the political themes, I’m a pacifist so I like war poetry that makes people realise that war is wrong, if that makes sense ๐Ÿ™‚

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      2. insight07 says:

        Yes, it makes complete sense. Thanks for stopping by!

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  9. sashyblaze says:

    You never cease to amaze.

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    1. insight07 says:

      Thank you Sashy! ๐Ÿ˜€

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  10. Thaisdulcemaria zac efron

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