A Land, Broken

I am participating in a Poetry Workshop where we will develop a habit of writing poems. The task for this week was to write an 8-line poem that has 2 quatrains (4 lines each)
Being the 14th/15th August, I was inspired to write:

When a land is broken by her masters
And the pain we forget, celebrate
What was seamless, borderless
Should never be independent… Interdependent!

When a line is carved around our hearts
And the wall we erect, reject
That we spoke in one tongue, sung
Songs once written in the same blood….Unheard!


P.S This poem is posted under the Category – Relationships. I hope you understand why.

Edit: Please see how I rearranged this poem here

23 thoughts on “A Land, Broken

  1. This is so lovely. A gentle and beautiful sentiment I know so well. Politics, especially politics of colonization, perhaps, takes no cognizance of people and that people are living things that feel pain, fear and sorrow.

    Thank you for sharing this with us,


  2. It’s my birthday today in the US (8/14), and your poem is highly synchronous and meaningful for me here…I appreciate your poem greatly. <3 Thank you for sharing it!


  3. Dear Sonya,

    Thank you for sharing this with us. This poem powerfully speaks to me that disconnection in here leads to disconnection out there.

    All good wishes,



  4. Your thoughts are completely expressed despite the limitations of the requirements of the workshop. Relationships do start in the larger world although I think most would’ve written about one on one emotions. Your insights are powerful and beautifully expressed…


    1. Thank you Kanwal. I enjoyed your very thoughtful comment. You nailed each aspect precisely.

      Yes, the workshop requirements were limiting.

      Relationships need to be extended to the population and environment at large. Only then can our one-on-one emotions have depth.

      I am sure you can stretch your wonderful comment writing skills to posting insights on your blog :)


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