Friday 27 March 2015


Long dead men
With hands turned dust
Hold nations captive
With books written
Dead centuries ago

Long dead but not extinct
Crawling up like 
Smoke from the earth -
Poison in the air 
Poison in the water
Poison in the mind.

That's the way these things go.
I saw children playing
In broken mortar and shattered glass
And one of them said to the other
Don't jump there, that's where 
My mother is buried. 

And on the other side of the story

It was a great victory.

Copyright B Purkayastha 2015 


1 comment:

  1. Not sure how you do it, but you made a rather beautiful statement about Gaza.
    Yeah, some "victory" for the "other side" aka; the zionist entity. At some point in time, the sooner the better, a majority of human beings on this planet WILL wake up and see how vile the entity actually is and then this majority of humans WILL demand that the abuse stops. I doubt I'll be around to see it, but it should have happened decades ago.


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