The Story of Ram

First published in Countercurrents.org. July 2020

Was Ram a Nepali, Indian or Thai

Or was he from Indonesia?

Celebrated worldwide

human rights

The story trumpeted

with fanfare as Ravana

inflamed burns evils to

ashes and dust

Exquisite dances

with long- nailed grace

Or wayang kulit puppets

elaborate stories of a hero

blue coloured ruler of

democrats that to appease

his protectorate questioned

fidelity with fire in a wife

A glimpse of ancient life.

Did the borders…

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