Our Children of Gaza: 2014

I am the tear-stained face
In the snapshot without a name
I am the price you pay
In the war of words
Day after day after day
I am the laughter
Hushed by the sirens
And missiles of the night
I am the darkness
After the blazing light
I am the silent scream
Trapped inside your head
The blood-splattered dream
You wake up to
In the birdless dawn of the dead
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About VijayNair

I retired as Associate Professor, Department of English, Government Victoria College Palakkad, Kerala. I taught English Language and Literature in various colleges for 31 years. My Ph.D. thesis was on the plays of Wole Soyinka. My collections of verse include "The City and the Hermitage" (1988), "Doors Swing Open" (2008), "Eyes" (2010) and "Whispers of Light in Darkness" (2013). My poems have also appeared in the International Anthologies "I am a Poet" (2013), "With Love" (2013), "Synthesis" (2014) "Poetic Symphonies" (2015) and "Heavenly Hymns" (2015).

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