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Blood on the streets



Mangled bodies lie strewn around
Mongrels howl
A mother cradles
Her limp two-month old.

Cameras click
With furious pace
As the ambulance
Picks up the human remains.

Not far away
A grim-faced prime minister
Declares war on terrorism
Pledges peace.

A little boy runs
In the neighbourhood
Staring skywards
To monitor his kite.

The Himalayas stare down
From their icy heights
Frozen for eternity
Amid the violence.
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Submitted on November 04, 2009

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Quick analysis:

Scheme AXBX XXCX XXXX XABX XXXC
Closest metre Iambic trimeter
Characters 391
Words 67
Stanzas 5
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 4, 4, 4

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