Fatal Lure

By:Somali K Chakrabarti | prepforum.wordpress.com

Inspired by the chapter 'Why are youth joining terrorist groups' from the book 'Age of Peace' , I have written a short poem:

Magnet putty devours

metal cube. With fatal lure, 

zealots cajole youth.

In promise of bliss where there’s

none; To the path of no return

Inspired by the chapter ‘ Why are the Youth Joining Terrorist Groups‘ in the book  Age of Peace,  written by  Maulana Wahiduddin Khan.

Just like ferromagnetic particles in the putty slowly engulf the magnet, fanatic groups dissuade youth to believe that path of violence will lead to heaven.

A Tanka is a Japanese poem consisting of 31 syllables in 5 lines, with 5 syllables in the first and third lines and 7 in the others.

Somali K Chakrabarti