D: Dirge

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A Dirge is a brief hymn or song of lamentation and grief; it was typically composed to be performed at a funeral. In lyric poetry, a dirge tends to be shorter and less meditative than an elegy.
Dirge to humanity

He raped a three year old.

Yes, in a stationary bus.

While her five year old brother

Screamed to let her go, alas!

It did not make the front pages

A rag-picker’s child rarely does.

Some read the news and shuddered,

“Thank God it’s not us”.

And some saw it and said,

“Say a Muslim did it, not us!”

The children got lost in the telling,

Few felt the thrust

Of the knife in humanity

As it fell oozing pus,

The last shreds of conscience

Sad clowns in a circus.

Thank God, it’s not us.

“Thank God, it’s not us!”

3 Comments Add yours

  1. latika fernandes says:

    Lamentable…. But is anyone listening???

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Powerful and hope it awakens Humanity is society

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Liam says:

    Ugh! Heartrending!

    Liked by 1 person

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