Hell of a time


When did ‘Maara’ get a gun
and what terrible instruments
are brandished now?
Water-boarding, tyre-pyres for burning alive?
A page of the ‘truth’-extraction manual of the MI6?
Hell is a product of the times
imagine it as you will, if you must
but the eternal verities beckon
That’s the call.

A replica of ‘Maara Parajaya (Deafat of Mara)’ mural at the National Museum. Original is at Degaldoruwa Degaldoruwa Raja Maha Vihara

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