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Now the mass graves have spoken
Ananya.s.guha | 15 Jun 2012

This is a 'poetic essay' based on Mirza Waheed's article in the Outlook magazine on the mass killings in Kashmir. The title is quoted from Mirza Waheed's article title.

Yes they don’t speak.

How can they?

They are merely graves.

Head less.

Face less.

They seek refuge

In the insides of

Molten, clayey earth.

They are not despoiled.

Their human bodies are.

They are face less.

They don’t speak.

Only mourn for

what they could

have been.

Humans with a home.

Humans with sprightly children.

Humans with an emerald

tear in their blinded eyes.

Now they are the mascots

of tyranny in hidden

obliterated graves

of infamy.

 

Let human rights

commissions write

tomes of reports.

They will not know

the villanous truth,

and that; day after

day in the valley

there is a rising

sun, and a sinking

day. Moon waxes

and wanes.

Their’s is an eloquent

truth, unfurled

in misty skies.

 

A hawk soars.

Blood letting.

 

History will be re-written

in some smouldering pages of anarchy.