Published in Countercurrent (Re-used for a paper at PEN International Symposium in Vienna on 25/11/20190)
Celebrate the Independence Day
While Munch-like screams explode
Like fireworks lighting the night sky
Silent, vociferous, full of angst
Unable to speak
Bleak, bleak, bleak.
Oh, the cruelty of life!
The anger and strife
Guernica revisited each time.
This is not just about soldiers who die.
But about all those who silently cry
For a dozen different whys?