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Mainstream, VOL LVII No 9 New Delhi February 16, 2019

In the Aftermath

Sunday 17 February 2019, by SC

The mosque was eloquent History,
Everything else was shrouded in mythology.

Yet they, under the spell of fiery oratory,
Chose to chase the mirage of a myth,
Pull down the building
And build hatred in their hearts.

When I, a citizen of this vast land
With the pulsating impulse of History behind me,
Watched helplessly in speechless agony.

My dreams lie shattered,
My country split
And its future back to the tribal past.

I know not how to atone for my immoral silence
For History shall not forgive me.

by S.C.

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