House of Gods or Plea for Peace

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The Babri Mosque, upper left, in the 18th century. From William Hodges’ Select Views in India in the Years 1780–1783.

Oh house of Gods! Oh house of Gods!
Temples or Mosques
Churches or Synagogues
Displaced they stand—

A black stone
Rectangle or phallic
Does it matter?

In streams refugees pour out
Bloodshed, Gore
Hatred and More
More and More

Ring- a- round the roses
Pocketful of doses

You think when they Burnt,
Singed, they would have learnt…


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