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TAMARIND TREE

 


TAMARIND TREE

 

-         Daya Dissanayake (Sri Lanka)

 

Do I not have

A right to life

On Mother Earth?

 

To grow on an open land

Not occupied by 

The most invasive species

 

I survived from germination

To a giant tree

Offering shade

Food for the birds and monkeys

Even the inhuman beings

 

What right had they

To chop me up into pieces

What crime did I commit

To deserve a death sentence?

 

 

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