empty threats to emptied souls…

empty threats to emptied souls

bapa dola’s student
asked why warriors
fight in battles
where they
are surely
bound
to die
sadly
the old man said
it does matter
how one dies
when
the actions
of oppressors
make it clear
that the oppressed
shall perish
no matter
what dreams
of peace
they hold
in their souls
the question
becomes
why should one
not
die as a martyr
death’s kiss
then
is one
of choice