ND (19, April,1951 / kalubovila East, Sri Lanka)

The Cruel Bridge Over The River Errorneous

The broad river flows fierce than an ocean.
In front of the longest bridge
Both of us at the two ends and the sign board says
Not allowed for pedestrians and only for heavy vehicles.
Our fruition is fruitless and how long we have to stand like this?
Forget the racism my sweetheart
Who made us with the same clay?
We break this primitive fundamental bridge,
Jump to the river and swim upstream.

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Comments (2)

Another anti-racist, symbolist piece. Keep the good work. Susie.
If there must be a bridge, let it be a friendship bridge upon which men and women of good faith can walk hand in hand together.Excellent poem, Nimal.