The Tenants

The Tenants, Poem

Let’s say.

Let’s say high,
kneeling down,
weeping, lamenting,
while waving
milk-white flags,
the emblem of peace,

“Give us,
just one chance more
to learn and live”.

Let’s say high,
pray and pledge,
palm on our lungs,
kneeling down.

Yeah, let’s say
high and loud,

“Allow us to live
as tenants, at least”.


Newton Ranaweera, March 29, 2020.
Image source: Pixabay

13 thoughts on “The Tenants

    • Thank you so much, Atul Depak, for this great comment. Your comment takes me to another, realistic aspect of the present scenario. Personally, I wanted to suggest that we (humans) were the landlords of the earth and now other species (including fauna and flora) have waged war on us through Covid-19 and we are getting closer to losing this battle. Now what is left for us (the landlords) is to accept our defeat and request them to let us live at least as tenants.

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