I Share Your Pain

Poem By Janaki Nilmini

Grazing gracefully in the meadows
Among the Autumn dark shadows
Silhouetted against the fading sunshine
I see your melancholy and decline

I know the pain you felt
When your friends were taken away
I heard your laments
Whenyour babies were dragged away

Year after year
I saw you trembling in fear
You had no say
when theytook your rights away

You have nurtured thousands of nations
Societies, small and great civilizations
A glass of milk, with bread and butter
Cheese on pizza, forlunch or supper
Scones with cream for evening tea
For a bundle of hay, your gifts are free
I shan't talk of veal and steak
That will make me numb and weak

This is my praise and thanks to you
To release my pain and heartbound woe
The time has come for my grievance to air
I know that tomorrow, you won't be there

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Beautiful poem Thank you for sharing Janaki Mario Odekerken


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