Violence

Why violence ? they say.

A stone thrown upon
A glass pane.
A statement.

Of suppressed energies
Injustices
And burning vengeance.

Of mothers & sisters
And virgin daughters
Bought & sold & used.

Of the mighty, wealthy & powerful
A few in fact
Grind to dust, lives of millions.

Of Bhopal disasters
Communal riots
And police atrocities.

Of closed avenues
No choices
And nowhere to go.

Of generations of silence
Screaming in agony
To be released.

Of the fire in the stomachs
And the acid in the hearts
Rising up to burn the heavens.

As smouldering and festering
Anger & Pain
Culminate.

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