Waging A War Of Words

The mosque and the temple
we wake up one morning
to see their difference
and history is no thing of past
we drag it to the present
it looks bedraggled
the mosque and the temple
are so very different
so why bury differences?
suddenly we are bereft of words
we symbolise hidden myths
and dry artefacts, we who are a nation
of varying strands, labyrinths of history
the temple and the mosque replicate
waging a war of words.

Deaths do not matter.

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..