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WEEPING MULTITUDES


WEEPING MULTITUDES
Beaten and bruised.  Broken bodies.
Mangled by starvation.  Lack of vitality.
Trapped or tripped.  Tricked with no choice.
Human slaves.  Left to rot in misery.
 
O, what a Eucharist!
 
Every tree.  Shapes like a cross.
One thing is free.  Torture and mis-trust.
Heroes and villains. Keep pushin' and pullin'
Caught in the middle.  Have no voice but to saddle.
 
O, what a Eucharist!
 
Strewn bodies.  The Body and the Blood:
Broken for you.  And shed for you.
Death is indeed a resurrection for us.
In dying we liberate the terror of living.
 
O, what a Eucharist!
 
[Dedicated to Tamil Civilians in Sri Lanka]

 By Chandi Sinnathurai (Also published in Axisoflogic) 
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Poetry.com 4 out of 5 based on 3 votes.
Daniel Kamete More than 1 year ago
Very grim and hard-hitting! I liked that you use short sentences. This further intensifies the poem. I liked your use of "Eucharist" as visual imagery. Great poem. I can't really find anything wrong with it
Sylvia Hammond Barr More than 1 year ago
Very moving.
jun Ishida More than 1 year ago
interesting idea for a poem
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