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Lest We Forget…

By Supatra Sen

LEST WE FORGET...

A deadly virus…a feared disease
A catastrophe
Or an enigma
A mirror…
To confront
To seek
Or pause
And ponder…
And wait

Lest we forget…
Smiles are rare
Compassion rarer
Forgiveness is strength
And patience for the courageous
Resurrection is within
Combat with the self
To slow the pace
One needs be wise
Only and only then
From the ashes
Shall we rise…

And so 
The ‘mirror’ cracks from side to side
The human race shadow-battles
A self-inflicted curse...

Every hundred years
It does return
Lest we forget…

Dr. Supatra Sen, Associate Professor, a veteran academician in Botany and Environment is also the founder and Chief Editor of an ISSN peer-reviewed multi-disciplinary academic journal Harvest since 2016. Her tryst with poetry writing and publishing began in 2020 during the global pandemic and in October 2021 her poetry anthology My Autumn Sonata was published.

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