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Plague and Prejudice

by Bibek Limbu (India)

August 2022

Write the World Review

Audio: "Plague and Prejudice," read by David Keohane

Our air has been poisoned;
polluted with particles we are advised not to breathe
(a virus, a plume of smoke, an empty can of tear gas).
Banners hang from broken windows like demands, like proclamations, like pleas for something better.
Hands that once felt too small to lift burdens
are now clenched into fists, clasped around protest signs
and intertwined with those of their neighbors.
Our cities are in ruins; saturated in gasoline and ignorance
(both equally destructive).
We live in a world where storms do not always come from the skies
but instead come in waves, in floods,
causing earthquakes with footsteps and thunder with tongues.
Escaping from solitude to paint slogans on bricks; shouting from sidewalks, chanting for change.

Blink the flames from your irises and carry on; because voices are best heard in unison.

Bibek Limbu, 18, is a poet who finds inspiration in nature, family, friends, and everyday life. He draws on personal experience and writes his heart out.

#Climate Change          #Environment          #Nature

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3/9/24, 12:43 AM

This was absolutely a good read! 😃

Ushing Mya

11/24/23, 4:42 PM

I'm amazed by your deep perception towards little things of life! Keep glowing dear Taieba.

Fatima Ismail

10/4/23, 10:28 AM

I'll like to see more of your writing

Fatima Ismail

10/4/23, 10:26 AM

Gsk I love it!

dont care

10/3/23, 7:58 PM

womp womp


9/29/23, 2:03 AM


9/29/23, 2:03 AM

Wow..just wow. Ridiculous words I know. I just stumbled across your poem as this is my first time on the website and I landed this masterpiece. As an immigrant myself, I could relate to several aspects of this. Your use of imagery, symbolism, and allusion is outstanding


9/17/23, 8:43 AM

Powerful. Spreading the truth some don't think about, some don't have to worry about. A great and strong piece.

9/16/23, 2:41 AM

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Aisha Yaakub

8/25/23, 10:35 PM

Excellent and amazing

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