Prompts: Glass Door & Ad Infinitum
Rows of soldiers stand on two sides of the glass door
Each daring the other to break the door
They have stood as guards since ages
Both sides confined within their vested cages
Every day they stare remorselessly at each other
In not so recent past they called each other brothers
Both sides’ ironically offspring of the same Earth mother
Rulers of both sides every year renew the dictum
Let enmity thrive on each side till ad infinitum-
Divide and rule policy ensured prosperity of respective kingdoms
Hatred bred hatred leading to thriving serfdoms
When, where, how the hostility will end?
Which side would be the first one to bend?
Will they remain foes or blossom as friends?
On both sides will it be Heaven or Hell-
Till date they greet each other with only mortar shells
Glass doors make ideal neighbours
Glass doors resist free borders
Mankind need to stop being humanity’s marauders
By stepping forward and shattering the glass door
Enveloping each other in their bosoms once more
Time will tell –
If glass door annihilates this misguided humanity
Or resurrects- long forgotten fraternity.
© Paromita Mukherjee Ojha, 23rd -24th April, 2016