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Echo of a Pyre

I wake up in the middle of the night

All drench in sweat with fear

That dream that I was seeing

I realized am living this year

 

World is set on fire

Humanity is burning

God has disappeared beyond the eternity

Eyes are blindly still searching

 

with the sweat on my forehead and restless heart,

burning thoughts killing my brain

I sit on my desk

with an aching soul and agonizing pain

 

The tears of hunger and the blood of thirst,

hatred among people, indifference- the eternal curse

Pandemic or a wrath of God, Rape of life or a murder for a cause

a comic Apocalypse or hollow Redemption amidst the living corpses interspersed

 

As I write at 2 AM, finding way through the insanity of my mind,

contesting with the ghostly shadows of surviving corpses and cold stares of their eyes

Sins and Virtues, Gods and Demons, coldness of hearts, no compassion to feel

O’ Human ! A Paragon of Animals !  you are burning in your own pyre of ignorant sacrifice ..

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Dr. Aniruddha Babar, Dept. of Political Science, Tetso College, Dimapur, Nagaland, E-mail: aniruddha.v.babar@gmail.com

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