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It is ludicrous when someone says
the end of humanity is near;
answer me then — what ceased
when dreams turned into fear,
when all that was left was
naked bones full of greed,
as hearts were ripped off
of all virtue and generosity —
wasn’t that the end of humanity?
It consumes me with misery
to witness these souls succumb,
crimson seeps through broken bodies,
wails flee from spirits so sternly numb;
an austere reflection for a memory
as a recollection of tragedies erupt,
millions of shattered pieces impede
but today the sharpest is chosen to avenge;
one final liberal breath as it is plunged.
– Ananya Mishra, Somerville School, Noida6 Likes