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Virtual Reality

Why do you force my heart
to make boundaries,
to draw fences non-existent –
These lines that you dig
into the waters of my life:
Futile as foam-flecks –
Why stretch barb wire
that differentiates you and me,
enclosing me into camps
my conscience rejects?
I feel the pain arrowing in your chest,
the drag of sighs in your breath.
If that is reality
then what is this –
which says I must delight in your pain
and call it
Victory and Righteousness?
Death must be right
or it would not be –
But is it mine to bestow?
Does it carry the colors of Victory;
Is my hand right, or yours?
When you and I and this plot of land
Are all reduced to silence?
Give me the answers:
You who know the limits of your ignorance,
and can believe a rarer world
exists in you and me
Unbounded by our little laws,
claiming divinity, waving flags-
Virtual reality?


More By  :  Devika Kumar

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