T Wignesan


Villanelle: The Dilemma Of The Non-Violent - 22 - Poem by T Wignesan

Villanelle: The Dilemma of the Non-Violent – 22

Does the fault lie in us or in warring gods
Paragon Bard of Avon beg pardon
Do stars exert a force not owned by bards

Do stars grow heads of State to confuse gods
The trust we hoist high on flags flapless groan
Does the fault lie in us or in warring gods

He who blows horn for his god usurps his Lord’s
The Enlightened One begged us leave Him alone
Do stars exert a force not owned by bards

How many who blast themselves for their gods
Their holy books’ basic tenets condone
Does the fault lie in us or in warring gods

Let not religions parade on public roads
Prayer in the soul’s a private union
Do stars exert a force not owned by bards

Teach infants at school all about the gods
Till parents all know truth about religion
Does the fault lie in us or in warring gods
Do stars exert a force not owned by bards

© T. Wignesan – Paris,2015

Topic(s) of this poem: violence

Form: Villanelle


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Poem Submitted: Friday, November 20, 2015



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