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Earthly sensual wisdom
Fame and honor make
The world decay
Power tussle makes
The global world
A battlefield
Everybody lives for himself
To create identity
In the universe.

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The poem discusses restless of the global wars and their effects on humanity.

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Written on January 11, 2022

Submitted by ID on January 11, 2022

Modified on April 06, 2023

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Closest metre Iambic trimeter
Characters 174
Words 30
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 9

Dr. Adekunle Idowu James

Dr. Adekunle Idowu James is a poet, novelist, playwright, and literary scientist. more…

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Discuss the poem "A BATTLEFIELD" with the community...

  • Loluwa11s
    Battlefield is talking about the world(with the use of metaphor)as the figure of speech. The poem is trying to tell us about the issue of power to create identity and fame for oneself. It is a great problem that allows people to take advantage of one another so as to sustain themselves in the universe .The poem made use of simple diction , the poem is easy to understand 
    LikeReply1 year ago
  • oyindamola_a
    This poem is a short poem of nine lines also called nonet. It is a satire because it exposes the weakness of humanity which is power tussle
    LikeReply1 year ago
  • Bisola
    The bad effects of competition is pointed out in the poem where the writer says "power tussle makes the global world". An example is when countries strive to outshine one another financially, scientifically, technologicall,y etc, No one wants to help the other develop more than them.
    This is the same among individuals, everyone becomes insecure and wary of one another because of" fame and honour" 
    LikeReply1 year ago
  • Yemisi
    The world is but a battlefield where everyman is for himself to gain power and name. No one matters except for one's self and for this a lot of sacrifices without consideration for humanity are made. This entails what this short poem mean 
    LikeReply1 year ago
  • Hephzy2288
    This poem talks about the desire of power for their own good
    LikeReply1 year ago
  • Chigozie
    This poem likened the world to a battlefield, it elaborates on the struggle of humanity because of wars,and how everyone is trying to make a name for theirself.
    LikeReply1 year ago
  • Abosede
    This poem is a short poem.In my own point of view, the poem is likened to a battlefield because man can do and undo to satisfy their greed.its about man's desire for power and recognition. Power,fame, recognition are those things that is affecting this country. 
    LikeReply1 year ago
  • Timi_jimmy
    The poem discusses the how the world is a battlefield for among individuals and nations of the world for power
    LikeReply1 year ago
  • adebusola_a
    The poem is a very short poem. The poem talks about the world as a battle field and it's insatiable desire of power by humans.
    LikeReply1 year ago
  • Abimbola_
    The poem battle field is very short but passes meaning to the mind of readers. The poem is just about how the world is turning to be insecure because of man's greedy quest for power. The blood of Innocent people have been taken and for this reason everybody has to be careful and take care of himself . 
    LikeReply1 year ago
  • olaleye_t
    This poem is about the restlessness of the global wars and its effect on humanity
    LikeReply1 year ago
  • Tobiloba
    This is a very short poem. The poet describes the world as a battlefield because of the crave for power and recognition among people in the universe.
    LikeReply1 year ago
  • Bolu12
    Ogunsanya Boluwatife
    Law 100 kdu
    The poem battlefield is a short poem but conveys the true meaning in a whole...it Carries a strong message across
    LikeReply1 year ago
  • Oma
    Though it's a very short poem, the strong message in the poem cannot be denied. According to the poem, the world is a battlefield because of the insatiable desire of humans for power
    LikeReply1 year ago


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