This blog contains material I wrote and posted on between the years 2005 and 2011 only. It does not contain any new material. For newer writing, please check my main blog (Bill the Butcher).

Friday, 12 October 2012

The Way The World Ends

This is the way the world ends. In the confusion of a thousand voices

calling for a thousand revolutions

in the tears of a thousand children

mourning a thousand

lost futures. 

This is the way the world ends. In the crash of a thousand forests 

falling to ground,in the smoke

of a thousand 

profitable factories.

This is the way the world ends. In a thousand stock market booms,

in a thousand media scoops

of who is sleeping with whom,

in a thousand rivers dammed, in a thousand promises betrayed,

in the torture of a thousand Bradley Mannings, in the ruins of a thousand burning cities

in the withered petals of a thousand murdered flowers,

this is the way the world ends.  

Copyright B Purkayastha 2011

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