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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