Ponniah Ganeshan

Rookie - 31 Points (Sept.06,1950 / Sri Lanka)

Still I love You


I am as dead my neighbor
Come, see
My house and garden
And temple all in ashes
The temple I visit every Friday
Offering flowers and sweets
They were thrown in fire
And laid trodden on boot and feet

I am as dead, my dear neighbor
Don't you feel sad for me
You do I am sure
Our blood and tears will melt this iron earth
Why not yours?

Do you remember, my neighbor
My sand colored cat, the dog which wags his tail
Whenever you come,
The green grass and moss
Spread on my garden
It is all burnt
It is all burnt to ashes.

I heard you too came along with khakis
The devils always blood thirsty
With Arms and bombs.
Isn't shame?
For years and years we lived together
Joying joys
I love a land of peace and justice
You, dear my neighbor
Not to fall prey at other's hand.

Still I love you my neighbor
Still I love you my neighbor
My heart already pieced and in pain
You too not to set fire to my heart again.

Submitted: Thursday, March 28, 2013
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This is about a communal violence that flared up in my area during war situation in Sri Lanka

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  • Rookie - 797 Points Sekharan Pookkat (4/27/2013 11:40:00 PM)

    A country with rich heritage
    Accepted by all
    Remembrances
    Acknowledge Peace
    Love and harmony
    Seeds no swords
    Though the symbol crosses
    The Lions part
    to protect peace
    Not to pause peace
    Dear brother
    Dear neighbour
    best wishes
    for a start to best neighbour hood (Report) Reply

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