This day, previous year,
More than quarter a million innocent lives
Butchered by the brutal force of
Chemical bombs, Cluster bombs
And the most cruel ammunition
Barred by the U.N.
Destroyed tiny babies, innocent children
And helpless ladies;
Genocide carried in broad daylight
When the U.N. stood as a passive spectator!
No big powers dare open their mouths!
No peace-brokers wished to mediate!
The biggest democracy, U.S.
Failed to condemn the genocide
The Land of Lincoln
Swerved from protecting
The rights of minority!
The country of George Washington
Declined to utter a voice in protest!
Thousands and thousands of people
Were melted as ash!
The crying children
Did not get any help;
Skulls and bones
Heaped like mountains
Were carried by military trucks
Just to hide the massacre from media!
SriLanka became a Slaughter-house!
Did Buddha order this bloodbath?
Hitler seems to be a gentleman
When compared with Rajapakshe!
The Fuhrer of Germany
Declared Jews as his enemies.
The torture camps, Gas chambers,
Guillotine and all modes of perpetration
Were never hidden by the media.
Here in SriLanka
The butchery of a quarter million people
-Mass destruction by military junta-
was carried in the name of anti-terrorism!
Who is the terrorist?
One who fought against mass murder?
Or the one who committed the mass execution?
Even after a year you wish to keep silence?
Don't you have hearts with an iota of compassion?
Don't you have eyes to weep?
Don't you have a mind to condemn it?
Don't you have a conscience to guide your intellect?
Written by ILAKKUVANAR MARAIMALAI
1 MARAIMALAI ILAKKUVANAR