“My mother too was a Buddhist.
Religion is poison.
Motherland will take care of you. “
And dismissed him like an
Uninvited, unliked intruder.
Mao declared thus
His was not a civilising religion either
He defined his own in
That brief Marxist moment.
Is Mao’s order Better?
Is it nectar opposed to Lama’s poison?
Is slavery better than freedom?
Tibetan honour is mauled.
Is it a better life
Than their peaceful, guileless one
In the lap of nature
At the top of the world?
Do the powerful have a right to obliterate
Their weak neighbours?
Who will decide?
Is the UN listening?
Where are the Human Rights NGOs?
Are they still alive or Tibet is
An unpleasant sound?
Poet – A. L. Rawal
In Image, sitting at centre – Mao Zedong, Dalai Lama and Panchen Lama
Image Credit – Wikipedia