Bruised, but not Broken (poems) – 7. Mankena Flower

Bruised, but not Broken (poems) -Challapalli Swarooparani  7. Mankena Flower Caught in bramble and thorn I am a struggling palapitta** Whichever way I move The thorns prick me These are not thorns of today But shackles of slavery That have bound me for generations. Caught between the devil and the deep sea Danger hisses about […]

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