Poetry Blog by Ankita Srivastava (Janeu: sacred white thread worn by Hindu)

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Partition: Nightmarish verity

The blood of the dreams,

screams of people,

turning the soil from brown to red,

Janeu somewhere, kara somewhere,

while the namaj topi stained red lying somewhere.

 

Unable to distinguish the blood,

if it were of kid, mother or father,

or of Hindu or Muslim or Sikh or Christian, 

because it was red for all, 

unlike the religion of deceased.

 

The haunted house,

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