Treasure Island

Sadiqullah Khan

@ On the Heads

Head on head
The plans passed on
Step by step
The covers were spread
By the divine,
The soothsayer
Chants refurbished.
Ideologies and politics,
Charities and aid,
War and peace.
Head on head
They moved
To yet open other
Chapters of abject
Darkness and ignorance,
Head on head,
They denied
The truth.
Head on head
They had been
The promised bounties,
Amongst themselves.
Head on head
Many lines were drawn,
Everlasting and not-erasable.
On the heads.

Sadiqullah Khan
May 1,2013.

The Head: By Otto Gutfreund,1912-13, National Gallery Prague

Submitted: Saturday, May 11, 2013
Edited: Tuesday, September 17, 2013

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