Submissions by Maldivian poets for our poetry segment
The innocent sky so blue
Above a world filled with words far from true.
Pools of blood splattered around
An end to these wars is yet to be found
Us who are safe know not:
All those people living in fear have we forgot?
Words streaming through mouths...
Many minds full of endless doubt...
No matter what colour or race we are;
No matter the religion we believe in
Our rights as humans remain
All the same do we all feel pain.
Due to the sins of a minority
The blame falls on the majority.
Dear world, blame not us all
For the terrorists themselves know they will fall
Distorting the truth for which peace has always been the call
Tainting an entire belief and its interpretation
They will inevitably suffer eternal damnation.
Let us all join our hearts
And prevent other nations from falling apart.
Let us reach out to all who suffer
Help those whose lives are in danger
And fix what is left of the broken.
Let us stop all the atrocities
For humanity let us all unite.
- M. Dhaaniya