What war means to me
War is nothing more than a stray word,
a mere argument,
that claims billions of lives,
destroys everything you have ever known.
It scars you,
It tears you away from the ones you love,
shatters dreams, hopes;
blots away live like a pen on a paper.
The feeling of captivity,
as you long to soar as you once did,
The experience of sitting still in a bunker,
simply hoping and praying that you get to live to see a new day,
The moment when everyone around you falls,
and you know that within seconds you will fall too…
This is what a war makes you feel…
It wrenches your soul out,
until the only rational thought you have left is to live;
or even die.
A war shapes the future,
shatters the present,
and destroys the past.
-By Lavanya Gupta