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VISH MANU

 


VISH MANU

 

-         Daya Dissanayake (Sri Lanka)

                                                                                     

Chanakya

Turned Rakshasa's Vish Kanya

Nanda's own daughter

To kill Parvatak

Instead of Chandragupta.

 

Over many millennia

Man

Continued

Slow poisoning

Of helpless Mother Earth

Turning her into

The most dangerous

Vish Kanya

 

There is no antidote

To cure her

Or save the children

Of those who poison her

 

 

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