Ponniah Ganeshan

Freshman - 869 Points (Sept.06,1950 / Sri Lanka)

A National Anthem - Poem by Ponniah Ganeshan

This is you say, it is you, yourself
This is you say it is you, your language itself
This is you say, it is you, your country.
Yet you obstruct
From telling me
In my mother tongue.
That it is we are all together
That they are our languages
It is our country for ourselves.

Think not
That the war cropped up
Out of this conflict, is ended up
Think not
That those who are fallen
Will not rise again.

I am still bringing flowers
Yet, some of you
The elements made up of mere
Are coming to vulgarize my image
and pain
My pure heart

Ponniah Ganeshan

Topic(s) of this poem: sorrow

Form: Prose Poem

Poet's Notes about The Poem

It is a poem written on controversy of National Anthem in Sri Lanka

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Poem Submitted: Friday, March 27, 2015

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