The Hostage
Author: SweetVenom


Taken prisoners by terrible people,
With nothing to ask but for life,
I was begging at my hands of my captors,
To set me free from and not be 'raptors'.

With a lovely wife crying at home,
Csrrying kid, feeding it with pone,
Her saddened eyes makes my throat parch,
I couldn't help but scratching my thatch.

My parents pleading for my life,
Praying unknown Gods to end,
This bitter strife, I had nothing to do,
But wait for my destiny.

New demands were made,
And thoughts of 'escape',
Seemed to fade, silly were their needs,
Is my life such a laugh?

The kicks and punches were tormenting,
The mental agony of death nearing,
Was increasing the restlessness,
With often talks of the brutality,
Of ending the pain with lots of unbearable pain.

Pictures were shown of the torturers behind us,
With arms ready to cut down our backs,
Seeking more harmony with our struggles,
All this makes deep puddles in our brain.
"Oh My Lord! Let me rest in peace!"

------- Author's Notes -------

This is for the release of the hostages in Iraq and are undergoing brutal treatment at the hands of their abductors.


Comments on this poem/writing:

Ganesh ( -- Tuesday, August 10 2004, 06:09 pm

R u a hostage in a girls hands??????

Even if u r break the shackles and come out of it. Life is a lot peaceful without a girl in ur life. No commitments,no fights,no heartbreaks..
Think about it!!!!!!
barb ( -- Thursday, August 12 2004, 06:26 pm


this is agood poem sweet venom but ganesh no commiments, no love either,no fights, no make-up sex. Women feel the same way about a man. no jealousy, no drunken bum, no ordering us around.
Meridian ( -- Thursday, August 12 2004, 06:32 pm

I've seen it

Yeah, I've seen some videotapes on the news, about how they treat civilians, in Iraq. It's terrible. Beheading them, and blindfolding them, and make a mockery out of them. They don't deserve brutality. It blows my mind.
Good poem about what's happening today in the 21st century.
Sweetvenom ( -- Friday, August 13 2004, 03:13 am

Thanks!! But I haven't completed it!!

Hi Barb & Meridian! Thanks for your comments! I haven't completed the poem. It seems to end abruptly. I ll add something in its next part. Once again, thank you for your comments. It makes me write more.
barb ( -- Friday, August 13 2004, 02:26 pm

got carried away

Sweet venom I never did comment on your poem I got carried away with Ganesh comment. I knew you were talking about war hostages, not relationship hostages. Kkeep writing most people understand what your're saying.:)))
Davidson ( -- Thursday, August 19 2004, 05:15 am

Good one

hiiiiiii, this is fantastic.......
joyce ivy ( -- Saturday, December 25 2004, 09:56 am

Very Good...

very good sweetvenmon...great jb on the world sad but true...when will it your work...joyce
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