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IF STONES COULD SPEAK - Bina Sarkar Ellias (India)

 


IF STONES COULD SPEAK

-         Bina Sarkar Ellias (India)

 

 

if stones 

could speak

they’d tell us 

of the beginning 

of time

they’d tell us

of the millions 

of years

they have 

lived and lived

as testaments

to earth 

born out of a mating

of minerals

and air

of heat and cold

an alchemy

that shaped 

them into a forever 

muteness

like some humans

who were

born out of

flesh and blood

often love

and passion 

but the alchemy 

strayed 

into divisions

of hate and fear

and lost

amidst the 

quarries of injustice 

they became

stones. 

mute stones.

 

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