And they wanted peace

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​The bells chimed loud and clear

From within the majestic temple;

A variety of drums blared in sync

From the speaker tied above.

People hurried around the place,

Searching for peace,

Chanting prayers as they went,

Vermilion between black brows,

Making wishes that might never come true.

A variety of drums blared in sync

From the speaker tied above.

And to the same pole that held the speaker,

Was tied a goat.

The music was all drums,

And was way too upbeat

For people searching for peace.

And little did the goat know

Of its impending fate.

And they said they wanted peace.

That day was ‘pradosham’, and my colleague said we could go to the nearest temple that day during the evening break. And we went. While entering the temple, I heard the loud music and saw the poor goat. I do not know for sure what it’s fate had been, but the possibility shook me. And that incident is what inspired this poem.

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Run away from me

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​As bright as lightning

You now get to see.. 

The truth bared out 

From underneath.

For, I’m an unwanted scar

On the jabberwocky’s flawless skin;

I’m the scorching heat

That the fire emanates from within.

I’m only a tiny black patch;

Sucking up all of the light left.

I now rule; the sun is now conquerable;

Mountains are uprooted and blown adrift.

I’m the chunk of cigarette you just smoked;

Waiting to see your last chronic cough.

I’m the abandoned venomous needle in the dunes of Sahara.

Waiting to prick you dead and make off.

I’m the edge of a sword;

I crave blood.

I’m buried in the pit of hell;

To swallow you up into a world of dread.

I’m like a white snow flake;

Beautiful, yet bringing the deadly chill of the Arctic.

I now rule; the sun is now conquerable;

Mountains are uprooted and blown adrift.

As clear as crystal,

Did I reveal myself to you.

All you need to do now is run far away,

Or until the end, remain true.

And now, sunlight is all you will see.

And the world is finally left to be.