Victory With No Survivor

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War is such a phenomenon in which there can be no victory. There is only death on both the sides, losses that can never be mended.

Victory With No Survivor

Hush! Quieten yourself, O deceiver of noise,
Can you hear the chorus of despise?
It trails through my ear and drags to my empty heart,
And the enchanting curse turned my soul to dirt.

Sobs there an Angel with broken wings,
Dances her tears as the Satan sings.
Or rather, do you hear the silence of the dead man's chamber?
As they recite the beats of their forgotten member.

I hear the melody of metals rattling,
And I comprehend vacant minds battling.
With life being auctioned at the price of name,
And bargainer being bargained at death's hand.

Behold, as I grieve, this paradise decor with thick red poison,
And the scavengers celebrating a feast on this cursed region.
In death, they are equal, united by inglorious fate,
This stage laid by vile evil as a sulking bait.

Will chanted in mourns of their widow,
And recited in the resilient revulsion of their foe.
Is this what is scripted in verses of their vivacity?
Is this the only drop of mercy in Sin's capacity?

Lie in this torment terrain, their blood,
And now no quarrel merge them in this mud.
Will triumph Hell in erroneous victory,
As it shall steal this plague's glory.

I hear the noise of celebration as it hurts my ear,
Guess this cascade of abortive annihilation border.
But tell me where is that mother whose womb barrens,
And that lady whose 'I do' shall fade in corpse's severance?

I shall join them in this idle gala and merry.
And I shall pop up a champagne and tears bury,
But then just answer me this, O Mighty, this petty request,
If you lose your men too, celebrate which conquest?

Are you dancing over the graves of ally or tears of your succor?
This inferno, abyss you sing ecstatic hymn, over victory with no survivor?

Submitted: May 18, 2015

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Emmett Cohl

I like this! It has quite a haunting undertone to it, which I find oddly pleasing. Your style is very mature and thought provoking. It is not a style I am typically drawn to; however, it seems to enrapture the reader's mind. Great job!

Mon, May 18th, 2015 7:53pm


Thank you so much. Glad you liked it. I indeed tried to bring some haunting effect to it. Thanks again, friend

Mon, May 18th, 2015 12:56pm

Ajb Minime

An innovative poem, your fresh writing-style brings something new to poetry.Definitely, I felt a realistic ambiance described through the verses, and the rhetoric personally involves the reader. Thank very much for this reflexive piece ! ^^

Mon, May 18th, 2015 7:58pm


You know, your comments too depict your high command on literature. ;-) Thanks so much for the lovely comment

Mon, May 18th, 2015 1:11pm

Vladislav Raven

Hi Adya, "Victory With No Survivor" is an apt title. Everyone dies in a war torn environment. Death is the only victor. Everyone dies to some degree. This write touches the Soul with its haunting words. It pains to read as i think of the true torment of so many who lose Loved ones for any reason, but especially through the futility of war. You have poured your heart into this write and your emotions shine so hauntingly bright. You have let your heart speak and in my sorrow i have listened. I found the write hauntingly sorrowful, True to the point and extremely well written. There are never victors, everyone suffers. If we are indeed a human race then surely we should all feel when lives are lost. The innocents left behind die just like those taken away. "Victory With No Survivors" never truer words said. An excellent write Adya, touches the heart deeply, thought provoking, most interesting. Love....Vladislav.

Mon, May 18th, 2015 11:14pm


Death is the only victor. I can't agree with you less. I was watching the movie and it pained me so much that I tried to put a message through this poem. War is a solo defeat always. Your words are truly encouraging and as always, thanks soo much for this beautiful comment. Love

Mon, May 18th, 2015 9:21pm


I think everyone around the world should read this, every fool wants to start a war should listen to this, such a lovely description .....I never read something as true as this....and so much awesome metaphors....good job :)

Mon, May 18th, 2015 11:35pm


Yeah, I truly agree world can always be such a better place without war. It's my pleasure that you liked it. Thanks, friend for such a lovely comment. Love

Mon, May 18th, 2015 9:13pm


You put me to shame. I think I should never write another word of poetry babe. Like ever. I mean that was......... I am at a loss for words. I adore the old english and the way you use it. Commendable, really. It was beautiful. The emotions, the rhyme, the flow... Everything. Really beautiful

Tue, May 19th, 2015 2:17pm


God! Seriously, don't make me mad. You write AWWWWWWWWWWWESOME. Thank you so much for such a lovely comment. You really brought a HUGE GRIN :-D on my face. Love, always

Tue, May 19th, 2015 7:22am

J Woods

I enjoyed this; truly it embodies the statement "War is old men talking and young men dying".

I think you touched on the spiritual effects that war and combat can create for its environment

Tue, May 19th, 2015 5:48pm


So glad that you enjoyed my poem. Thank you for reading and commenting, friend. It means a lot to me

Tue, May 19th, 2015 2:12pm

Lisa Ayers

Hi Adya. I really like the way you wrote this. Although the subject is somber, you created a vivid scene with your captivating words and structure. I applaud you on this. Keep it up.

Tue, May 19th, 2015 9:02pm


I really appreciate that you liked it. Thanks, friend. It means a world to me. Love

Tue, May 19th, 2015 2:15pm

Brave Owl

This was scary! I'm not sure I liked it. It reminded me of my birthday. (9-11-01) I want to just sob my eyes out!! What is this crap?! But then, at the same time, it's so wonderful, so heart touching... excelent. Bears both happy and sad thoughts, which I think you meant to give. Wonderful. :)

Wed, May 20th, 2015 4:22am


Oh my Gosh! I too wrote it with a very heavy heart. Seriously, I've been part of these terrible things, if not a victim. My actual intention was to bring people to thought about how much fair is this war thing is for anyone. Am sorry if if I stirred some bad memories. But I'm happy that you liked it (even a bit). Love

Wed, May 20th, 2015 2:22am

B Douglas Slack

This is very, very good, Adya. Having lived through 5 tours in Vietnam, I am no stranger to war - even if it wasn't called that. There are really no survivors at all - except as you note. I consider myself fortunate that my only remembrances are of what good times we managed to squeeze out of all those bad times. ~Tom

Wed, May 20th, 2015 1:49pm


I'm so glad that you have good memories and I wrote this poem with a hope that no one suffers anything bad at all. I am really happy that you liked the poem. Thanks, friend.

Wed, May 20th, 2015 9:38am

Scelestic Saiko

This is beautiful, in a haunting way. The words tied together and flowed so well. I adore this poem, wonderful job.

Wed, May 20th, 2015 4:48pm


Thanks, friend. I an really so glad that you liked it. Love

Wed, May 20th, 2015 10:36am

girl with an imagination

wonderful! you are a great writer!

Wed, May 20th, 2015 6:57pm


Thanks, friend. Glad you liked it.

Wed, May 20th, 2015 12:39pm


I will admit, when you posted on my page for your poetry only page, I was a tad scared. Being mostly a novel reader and a novel writer, I've only really enjoyed those areas. But, your poetry held a good story to it, and the way you used the old English was quite surprising. It's rare to see someone use it correctly.
The poetry story itself was interesting. I like to think it as a tale of slavery? I'm not entirely sure if that was the thing you where hoping to get across, but I heavily enjoyed the lyrical and powerful way you use your words with your poetry. I, a year to your youth, am still not that great with powerful words. I'm quite proud of your poetry, and I will keep reading them.

-Katherine Mystery

Thu, May 21st, 2015 5:50pm


Oh friend, thank you for such inspiring and generous words. Well, slavery is also a curse like war itself. So, I totally agree with your perspective too. Am really very happy and glad that you liked my effort. Thanks again. Love

Thu, May 21st, 2015 11:13am

unmasked delusions

Wow totally surprised by this one- really. I don't think words can express it- bottom line is your a great writer and it's undeniable by looking at this piece. Perfectly constructed. It's like beautiful art. You did more then tell a story you were haunting and gripping. Really amazing read, thanks for sharing.

Tue, May 26th, 2015 4:59am


Oh friend, so many thanks for the lovely comment. It makes me happy that you appreciated it. Love

Tue, May 26th, 2015 6:55am

Evelyn Mason

WOW, I like this a lot. you have a great way with words. Poetry was always hard for me but you make it look easy. Thanks for sharing this.

Wed, May 27th, 2015 3:15pm


Am soo glad that you found it easy to comprehend. Thanks for reading. Love

Wed, May 27th, 2015 12:07pm


This is such a beautiful poem :) You play with words in a spectacular way. I'll be sure to read more :3

Wed, May 27th, 2015 7:38pm


Your words mean a lot to me. Thanks, friend. Love

Wed, May 27th, 2015 9:23pm


Lovely poem with beautiful descriptions-also very wise sentiments which too many leaders don't heed! well done!

Sat, May 30th, 2015 4:13pm


Its such a pleasure vo hear from you. Thank you soo much. Love

Sat, May 30th, 2015 9:29am


WOW, amazing!! I love the rhyming and the eerie atmosphere you created! Your poems are simply perfect :). ~Poetic

Sat, May 30th, 2015 6:59pm


Ha perfect?! Nah. Yet thank you really so much for lovely words. Love

Sun, May 31st, 2015 4:12am


Agree with all the other comments here. This is amazing, so well put! Like!

Mon, June 1st, 2015 1:20pm


Hehe i m so happy that you enjoyed it, Thanks so much. Love

Fri, June 5th, 2015 11:30pm


I loved your use of imagery and metaphors. Very powerful poem. I agree with the comments above. Simply amazing.

Sun, June 7th, 2015 9:07am


I am really very grateful that you enjoyed it. Thanks friend. Love

Sun, June 7th, 2015 12:24pm


Amazing as always Adya your poems always show such emotion it's hard not to feel anything when you read them good job !

Sun, June 21st, 2015 9:12pm


Thanks friend for the encouraging words. I really hope that people realise the feelings i tried to pour in it. Love

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