Colours One



Two men of colours white and black

Battling as foes, lay dying on a track

Their colour or creed mattered none

For blood that gushed had colours one

 

Whatever our colour or creed

At birth on mother’s milk we feed

Mother, father, daughter or son

We are human and we are one

 

As the world goes around

By compassion let’s be bound

When we part after life’s work done

Say we were diverse, but we were one
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Written on September 15, 2018

Submitted by jn.selvadurai on April 25, 2024

Modified by jn.selvadurai on May 10, 2024

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Quick analysis:

Scheme A A B B C C B B D D B B
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 420
Words 92
Stanzas 12
Stanza Lengths 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1

Niranjan Selvadurai

I am an Australian with Sri Lankan roots. Though I have had a life-long fascination for international poetry, I commenced writing poetry only about a decade ago. The sudden passing away of a dear childhood friend was the initial trigger. I find written expression involving rhyme, imagery, and symbolism a fulfilling experience. I write poetry both in English and in Sinhala. more…

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