Friday, 25 May 2018

The Odour that was Red in Colour

Amidst smoke and noise of gunshots                                                                                                                          
The blood, oozing out from her throat                                                                                                                         
Drenched that night 
And left the dark world                                                                                              
Dampened in the odour 
– it was red in colour.

Perhaps, she hardly presumed                                                                                                               
That something deadly would pierce
Through her mouth                                                                                                         
 And plug the path -                                                                                                                                   
A point, where she had a word for the saline wind                                                                                                                            
A thick smoke engulfed
Her world of colours                                                                                                            
She lay like a stray dog, crushed to death on the road                                                                              

Blood trickling down her mouth fails to freeze
They bring oceans of water 
To clean the red stains on her cheeks                                                         
But run back, as they billow in blood                                                                                                              
The hunters in khaki, with their modern rifles, continue their search 
For human meat

Birds that flew
In the firmament                                                                                                                   
Feel the worth of wings.                                                                                  

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