Take Me Away

Take me away

To a place far away

So I may never return

To watch this world burn

Take me away

on a starry night

Where the shadows shiver,

at the gruesome sight

Take me from this place

where all is still,

The wails of despair

helpless and shrill

They beg for mercy

A crack of the whip

The pain is unreal

I see the flesh rip

Take me away

So I may never know

How many died

How many to go

The blood spatters

The bullets fly,

The earth-crimson red

Ebony black-the sky

Lay me to rest

In surreal peace

The chains the shackles

No escape no release

I look up at the highest pedestal

For hope and for light,

A saviour for our souls

A freedom from this plight

Smita Rajmohan

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