A Devil Dad

A devil dad,
a doctor, indeed,
in the name of a god,
hovers around
those labour rooms,
sniffing for blood
that’s not born yet.

Seeing a good old dad,
an angel all so good,
right from above
swiftly did descend,
they close their eyes
and dedicate their life
with utmost trust,

not knowing that
a devil hovers around
those labour rooms,
to steal that life,
that’s not born yet.

Copyright © May 28, 2019, Newton Ranaweera
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වෙදැදුරු  යකෙක්

වෙදැදුරු වෙසින්
මව් නිවෙස් වටා
දෙවියෙක් නමින්
කැරකෙයි යකෙක්
ඉව අල්ලමින්
උනු ලේ සොයා
නූපන් එවුන්.

දෙව් ලොව ඉඳන්
ආ කුමරෙකැයි
හද බැති බරින්
උන් නෙත් වසා
දිවි කැප කරත්,

නොදැන රළු යකෙක්
කැරකෙනා වගක්
උනු ලේ සොයා
නූපන් එවුන්.

15 thoughts on “A Devil Dad

  1. Beautifully written. I like the structure in stanzas of 7 verses plus one with 5. The poem has a lovely flow. However, I am not sure if I have comprehended the meaning and message of your words. Is this a poem against abortion, Newton?

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    • OK, thank you, now I think I got it. It is obviously a case of corruption of a doctor amassing wealth unethically, and so it is power abuse. Sterilisation of women without their permission and, therefore, treating them as inferior beings, goes against the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Abusing those who have a different religion is equally unacceptable according to the Declaration. I like your poetry because of this implicit social critique.

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