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by Bhuwan Thapaliya

Like a wounded bird

in the iron cage, 

half dead as in a trance.

Such is our story today,

grappling in rage

with our ordained fate.

Those smiles, 

those covid smiles

changed entirely

the way we perceive

our future 

and extol our past. 

Our hope begins to tremble. 

Our dreams begin to sway.

Is it the beginning of the end 

of mankind’s reign on earth?

We don’t know. We really don’t know.

We may, as a species, pass on too.

The earth keeps finding something new.


Nepalese poet, Bhuwan Thapaliya is the author of four poetry collections and is currently working on his fresh poetry collection, The Marching Millions.  His main theme often hinges around the globalization of love, peace, and universal solidarity. His poems and articles have been widely published in journals and publications including Taj Mahal Review, Poetry Life and Times, VOICES (Education Project), Longfellow Literary Project, The Global Politician, and Poets Against the War.

 Isis, mixed media by Emily Ferrara

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