We walk under the merciless sun….

 Sky- up the above and what it tells

Not expecting grace and warmth.


Love to sit and pray under rain and thunder

Lake Outbursts, river overflows with debris

The blessing of God is only the rays of hope.


No longer clamp down the inner forces,

Moving here and there in the junkyard

Do others join us in our last ditch attempt?


We walk in search of provisions, of shelter,

No food for hungry people, no refuge.

An empty life, we are not free anymore.


The morning red and the evening grey

Only to be slaughtered at the end.

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About gopallahiri

Gopal Lahiri, a bilingual poet from India, has been writing poetry for more than twenty years. He has had five poetry collections in Bengali (mother tongue) and five collections in English. His poems appeared in print and electronic publications worldwide. He is a regular contributor of poems in several poetry web sites and magazines.

4 thoughts on “Slaughter

  1. Louis Kasatkin

    I really appreciate it that Gopal has chosen to share and has posted on this site.It’s only the other day that I read “slaughter” on the Contemporary Indian Poets facebook page.What strikes me about “slaughter” is not only the visceral imagery,but the consistency throughout of narrative”voice”,such as for example the line,”We walk in search of provisions,shelter”.My kind of poetry;and thanks once again for sharing the first of many.

    1. gopallahiri Post author

      Thanks Louis for your kind and encouraging words. Much appreciated. Love to listen your poetry reading of my poem. Can it be uploaded in he net so that I can listen.

  2. HowardFrost

    Louis read this piece out for us at our monthly Destiny Poets Workshop, yesterday evening.
    Everyone who heard it was moved by the powerful imagery.
    We look forward to further posts from you.

    Howard Frost


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