The Sad Chapter

A river from the left,

A stream from the right,

In between is impossible,

For a house to stand.

A lion ready to pounce,

A leopard about to leap,

The buffalo falls,

His horns gone in waste.

Bullets in the air,

Bombs on the ground,

About our soldiers,

Tell me what stories I should write.

The price is double,

The quality is inferior,

A commodity just bought,,

Is ready to vanish.

An enemy in the front,

A fake friend behind,

In between, struggles a man,

Measuring trust and fear.

Screams at a distance,

Blood under their feet,

A spear in the hand,

This is a sad chapter.

                                                     ~ Sonam Wangdi

                                                     Trashigang, Bhutan

3 Comments

  1. Dorji Rinchen says:

    Sonam Wangdi is currently serving as the Training Director for the Rangjung Technical Training Institutes, Bhutan. This Institute plays pivotal role in the progress of Bhutan towards emerging from the least developed country. It has shaped many lives and will continue to serve as the epitome of Bhutan’s future developmental growth. Despite shouldering a big responsibility, he constantly do research in History of Bhutan and publishes so many articles related to the ancient tradition, monuments, nobel clans and the high lamas. He is a prolific writer and a good story teller following the path of Dasho Karma Ura, Author of ‘Hero with Thousand Eyes’. I congratulate Mr. Sonam Wangdi for getting your poem published in such a big platform like Indian Periodicals and I do hope you will continue to write and inspire so many Bhutanese in near future.

  2. Mr. Sonam Wangdi is currently serving as the Training Director for the Rangjung Institute of Electrical Engineering, Bhutan. This Institute plays pivotal role in the progress of Bhutan’s Developmental activities and serves as the epitome of Bhutan’s current and future growth. Besides shouldering a huge responsibility, he constantly do research in History of Bhutan and publishes many articles related to ancient Bhutanese traditions, monuments, nobel clans and the high lamas origin. He is prolific writer and storyteller following the path of Dasho Karma Ura, an Author of ‘hero with Thousand eyes’. I congratulate Mr. Sonam Wangdi for getting your poem published in such a big platform and I do hope you will continue to inspire so many writers in home and abroad in near future. Trashi Delek!

  3. Yeshi Nidup says:

    Tashi Delek sir. I had been admiring your literary work since long time. Keep writing to educate people like us.

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