Shirani Rajapakse


Shirani Rajapakse Poems

41. Woman Of The House 7/10/2014
42. Reminiscence 7/10/2014
43. Evening 7/10/2014
44. Silently Waiting 11/27/2013
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Silently Waiting

They sit in a row, heads
Bowed low, and accept
The law’s blows.
Forced to breathe pepper
As the law hovers
In front spraying in
Hope they would leave.
Or die. That would be
Better for the law. No
Doubt.
The cameras flash but
Don’t intervene to save
The students. Prevent
The police onslaught.
Defenders of democracy
What say the press standing
Silently watching,
Clicking.

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Out of the ruins of war rose a voice
so calm it took us by surprise. Was this
peace? We rejoiced and marveled at
the thought.

Out of the lives laid to rest, the blood
that flowed through the earth, rose
new lives. A generation that shunned
war and hate.

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