Udaya R. Tennakoon


History Recalls - Poem by Udaya R. Tennakoon

History insists
The world polarizes
Borders shakes
Human awakens

From time to time
To here and there
And to over there
Stepped and exiled
Shifted and encroached

The story was written
History was made
Tribes and clans
Masters and slaves

Pendulous world
Watery land
Demarcated colors
Make prisons

When he wants
Grabs and embraces
In the name of
Love and kindness
Sympathy and empathy

When he don’t
Folds the map
Locks the head
In the name of
Profit and thought

War and peace
A survival of words
Other’s cry
A noise of hate

This human made and marked
Nations and races
Named and branded
Shed the blood and wrote the difference

Still turns
Towards one direction
Invention and invasion
Invitation and insulation
Sometime jerks
Going to be sunk
But the ship of past
Still sails

The wind and the wave push
By searching for the happiness
Air and sea creates routes
When the land says no

People in the compass
From North to East and to South
Even to West
Find their destiny and dignity
While in the same direction
World survives today tomorrow
Until not changed
The drive and driver

Topic(s) of this poem: history, migration


Comments about History Recalls by Udaya R. Tennakoon

  • Kumarmani Mahakul (9/17/2015 7:21:00 PM)


    The world polarizes with human awakening and history marvelously speaks about happenings in this world. Both wind and happiness push mind searching happiness. Very wise and amazing poem shared on history....10 (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, September 17, 2015



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