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Thavaseelan Gopinathan

Buddha witnessed the Killing Fields

The sharks torpedoed my escape
The vultures volleyed fire on my hut
Shield was I for the animal
Bait was I for the beast.

No paths to run
No place to hide
For every inch of earth was mined

Classrooms were razed
Clinics were shelled
Flooded was the soil with streams of blood.

No mercy the animal deserved
Terror was he, feared no death,
Robbed was his honor even in death

Courage was in their veins
Violated were the fem-fatal
and so was the innocent femininity

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