You Burned Us Day and Night

By Ranjith Sivaraman

Are you a natural selection or invention?
If natural selection, I have nothing to say,
And if you are invented, let the ‘splendour of thousands of suns,’
Blaze upon the heads of your inventors.

You took the touch, taste, smell, and smile
You changed human life forever.
The first was a wave and the second is a tsunami.
You made us walk hundreds of miles
And die on the road.
You denied us air, floated us dead in the river
And burned us day and night.
You made us fight for cylinders and states for vaccines.
You laughed at statues and other billions wasted in vain.
You made oxygen another tool for men to get women.

And yet in all these traumas
You treated every caste, creed, gender, and sect equally,
And You revealed our friends in need.
You let the true leaders and captains arise
And the fake ones get exposed.
You showed us the Gods and Angels,
Gods with stethoscope and Angels with the syringe.
And we still believe that,
“Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise.”

Ranjith Sivaraman is an upcoming Poet from Kerala, a beautiful state in India. His poems merge nature imagery, human emotions, and human psychology into a gorgeous tapestry. Sivaraman’s English Poems are published in International Literature Magazines and Journals from various locations like Budapest, New York, Indiana, Lisbon, Colorado, California, New Jersey, etc.

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Germina Melius
Germina Melius
7 months ago

A great point of view, I enjoyed reading.

Ranjith Sivaraman
Ranjith Sivaraman
7 months ago
Reply to  Germina Melius

Thank you so much Germina Melius🙏. Means a lot.

7 months ago

Beautiful and so real. Best wishes sir ☺️

Ranjith Sivaraman
Ranjith Sivaraman
7 months ago
Reply to  Ruchi

Thank you so much Ruchi🙏

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