niyamgiri

now there is no god but development
and chidambaram is his prophet

so sacred hills must be mined
so sacred forests felled

for the god demands a sacrifice
and it is always a lamb
to slaughter.

take this bauxite
my body
take this coal
my blood

for it is your dharma
to tear it up
your karma
to follow through

for the god demands a sacrifice
and it is always a lamb
to slaughter.



NOTE: for more information on niyamgiri go here. thanks also to subversifpoet for inspiration.

6 comments:

Marty Mars said...

powerful!

I'd love to hear your poems spoken.

summer-diary said...

wow!

ruolngulworld said...

and another wow!

feddabonn said...

@marty: thanks! 've never tried speaking them, maybe i should.

@summer-diary: thanks, and welcome to bottlebroke.

@ruolngulworld: thanks! your regular support is very heart warming. beaten that write-block yet?

Blind Dayze said...

nice.. the sacrament and karma wordplay...

said it before but i'll say it again..
following the conditions of the license..definitely gonna pick up one of these poems and do something with them..

feddabonn said...

@blind: thanks! is also a islamic reference in the first lines, grin.