Reflections on my island nation’s social exacerbation

| by Sunalie Ratnayake

( January 8, 2015, Los Angeles, Sri Lanka Guardian) While we are attempting to recover as a nation; we brazenly continue to forget that the recovery must be endeavoured unabridged.

While the original wound gathered and blustered venomous germs over decades; all we senselessly do now is creating new lesions.
While we are attempting to dress a profound wound elongated; all we eventually do now, is keep-on disgustingly tainting the wound further.

While the original wound gathered and blustered venomous germs over decades; all we senselessly do now is creating new lesions.

When the triumphant become ignorant; basking in reflected glory happens to be all they are capable of presenting.

When the triumphant become clueless in the absenteeism of conflict; they fail to recognize the same ferocity that intensely sparked the war(s) bygone.

When some in the least, if not all seem to be in place; the same cravings that created the previous battle(s) are regrettably hoisting their awkwardness once more.

When fragment by fragment of our assorted society ought to be secured in our not once, but countlessly bitten land; never are we shy.

We feel like we win in fractions so slender, on yearnings futile; when truthfully, the loss obtained is impairment by the mass, for generations to grieve.

We apparently forget the fact that we belong to the human race; simply coiled in diverse ethnicities, not by choice, but by destiny.

Hence, the history book on the shelf, is always repeating itself; when a convalescing nation lamentably forgets!

The writer is a Sri Lankan Journalist residing in Los Angeles, California. She could be reached at; sratnaya@asu.edu or sue@srilankaguardian.org


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