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Fire | Badri Raina

Friday 16 July 2021, by Badri Raina

Fire, fire, everywhere,
As far as the eye can span;
Fire across the continents,
Fire in the mind of man.

The oceans rise, the waters fall,
Yet fire defeats deluge;
Governance is a fireball,
Fire inflames the stooge.

Centuries of progression
From animal to reason
Now burn at the tyrant’s stake
As treachery and treason.

Bullets lurk in syllables,
Wrapped in the fire of hate;
New commandments are etched in fire
Of the infernal state.

Fire fears the temperate
As lies fear the truth;
Fire is out to incinerate
Love, innocence, truth

Money fuels fire across
A volcanic firmament;
Merchants of fire will occupy
God’s own seat of good intent.

— Badri Raina, July 12, 2021

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