five years since…

As again, am compelled to reproduce Baithak‘s evocative lines published on September 13, 2006.

five years since
the exclamations came down
and the survivors made peace
the innocent continue
to suffer from ripple lashes

the evil twins throw barbs
milk the towers, we survive, pay
pray and whine – lucky we are
removing shoes, emptying pockets

millions fare worse
death, poverty – living misery
while culprits […]