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Contaminated River of Politics

By Bhuwan Thapaliya

PROMPT — I will not rest until ...

A serene dove flew down from nowhere in the middle of the fighting vultures spreading the confetti of hope.

People sobbed with happiness, there was so much to look forward to.

But the vultures, they were flabbergasted; they stopped fighting and flew away.

They drank vodka to diminish their pain and drafted tactics to snare the dove yet again.

After a month the dove’s cadaver was found

tangled in some bushes near the contaminated river of politics.

Despair peeped through the forehead of Mt. Everest spreading marooned fluid through the skies.

The vultures are smiling again dangling their greedy tongue out.


Nepalese poet, Bhuwan Thapaliya is the author of four poetry collections and currently, he is working on his fresh poetry collection, The Marching Millions. His main theme often hinges around the globalization of love, hope, peace, and universal solidarity. Thapaliya has read his poetry across the country and abroad. His poems and articles have been widely published in various journals, newspapers, and anthologies all over the world.


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