Free them O' God!

Free them O' God!
For, the wind is spewed with ashes of hatred,
The bilboes that wait to bangle the innocents,
Hauling them down the barbed streets,
And caging them up, to blaze in iron aviaries.

Free them, O' God!
For the ocean is not thirsty any more,
It is full till its gullet, quaffing in pints the viscous gore,
Sluicing out from the naive skulls,
And from the distressed hems of their hearts.

Free them O’ God!
For the sod is no longer bleak,
It has drenched itself in the guileless claret,
Flushing out from their green dead ingenuous veins,
And sloshing about under its skin.

Free them O' God!
For the day doesn't know, for whom to wake up,
When merry-go-rounds and slippery slopes,
Are becoming the roller coaster rides to deaths,
And the juvenile paper crowns breed orphans.

Free them O' God!
For even the night hasn't slept for years,
The sounds of tormented voices, in the lap of gunshots,
Are hovering and echoing in its ears,
Making it stone deaf in every midget of seconds.

Free them O' God!
Free them all!
Free your pure and guiltless mortals,
What sins have they sowed?
That you are making them plough for!

~Nayanika Dey


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Nayanika Dey is a Naji Naaman Literary Laureate 2017”, Lebanon. She is 23 years old poetess from Durgapur, West Bengal, India. She is currently pursuing her Master's degree in Economics and Actuarial Science from IAI and got published in a number of anthologies and journals. She started penning down her thoughts and imaginations when she was 17.She believes “poetry is peace, it bails the answers untold from the retired cove. The hand could be a dull blade but the pen is sharp enough to decollate and poets are remain of illusions, covered in a body of flesh and blood but in a soul of ink and words.”, Her poetry manuscript “Library Of Perfumes” with 32 poems won Merit Prize of Naji Naaman Literary Prize 2017, Lebanon which will be printed during August, (integrally or in part) in the prizes' yearbook within the free of charge literary series published by Naji Naaman’s Foundation for Gratis Culture (FGC), and laureates shall receive an appropriate attestation giving them the honorary title of member of Maison Naaman pour la Culture., She says that the world famishes for peace and the tormenting voices echo all around. She will be launching her poetry book that portrays human sufferings, and strives to end the brutal wars to achieve world peace in October 2017 as an invited delegate at Pentasi B India World Poetree Festival, at Ramoji Film City Hyderabad, India.

Last updated June 24, 2017