Monday, November 14, 2005

WHO are terrorists???

For Centuries...
They were suppressed..
They were denied food...
They were forced to toil for their masters..
They were cursed by religious dogma...
Their women were not allowed to cover the skin..
Their children were not allowed to learn...

Their cries were not heard by anyone...
Their tears were not seen by anyone...

Now finally..
When they started realising these..
When they started protesting against these....
When they threw stones on their suppressors...
When they took revenge for their centuries old suppressions...

Then..
We called them terrorists..
We called them ........

3 comments:

Deepa said...

you are right here. one man's terrorist is another's freedom fighter. good poem, depressing though!

neermathalam said...

true 2 the core....
Development is a paradox
Which I never understood
I hate violence and killing
Whatever may be the justification
But you do have a point
You are fighting for your life
Which side shall I take
I m just a mute spectator..
just a mute spectator..
As materialistic pursuits are
so important that I pretend
that i never hear the cry...
Still in the night in the
Privacy of my pillow, I weep
for the blood you shed..

Anonymous said...

Terrorism..again a curse of poor economic performance...At whatever cost how you can justify people who take the life of innocents?Doesnt the cries of a child who has lost her parents in a faceless suicide attack make us sorrowful? What ideology can justify this?