Past And Present

Lord, many are infantile senses
of colouring, breeding, killing
and hating. Lord, the historical
scoop is that we have no answers
to repetitive cycles of absolutism.
There is relinquishment of Ideas
and depravity in humanity.
We scour whatever little pictures
we have of man’s glory, only to discern
that the present is outraged, and the past
ostracized in heavy walls of the prison.

Ananya S Guha lives in Shillong in North East India. He has been writing and publishing poetry for the last thirty years, and his poetry has appeared in numerous online publications. He holds a doctoral on the novels of William Golding and currently is a senior academic in India's Indira Gandhi National Open University. Read other articles by Ananya S..