Exodus, a poem written by Anna Canić at Spillwords.com
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Exodus

Exodus

written by: Anna Canić

 

You took the stones to lapidate
The one who made you petrified
Now it’s too late for your debate,
I will fulfill what’s on my mind.

You swore by God and Rule of law
And violated all my rights
Mistaking dagger for a straw
You let me win without a fight.

Get off my way, I can be mean –
I had my teachers in your land
When tears are gone, I wouldn’t lean,
Your fire cannot burn my sand.

Try to diminish all my truth
Repeating someone else’s lies
I wasn’t made for your abuse
My heart is not a sacrifice.

A debt? A duty? Mind your own!
There’s too much darkness in your light
You might have dared to take a stone,
But then I made you petrified.

Anna Canić

Anna Canić

Philologist/translator by profession, writer/journalist by choice. Knows how to stage a drama play, to choose the right words for song lyrics and to publish poems in the international almanacs. Author of a historical novel “Sophia and Cassius” and a vice-editor-in chief of two art/culture magazines in Poland.
Anna Canić

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