ISSN: 1391 - 0531
Sunday September 16, 2007
Vol. 42 - No 16

Ode to the Waiting Earth

What makes us move
Through life
Day by day
Moment by moment -
Unchanged even as nature
Turns day into night?
As the sun sets
Birds cry overhead
Searching for a perch
In the overcrowded
While homeless man
Creeps under the same trees
Hoping it will not rain.
But nature is ruthless
When it comes to life
And death.
Head-lights of traffic
Fight their way
Towards home, towards final
But home is only temporary
When death comes
Where will we go?
Heaven or hell or somewhere
Or will nature act the politician
Causing a road block
Making us do a U-turn
Back into the arms of our
The Waiting Earth..?

By Punyakante Wijenaike, Colombo 7.

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