Even I’m Divided – Author Amrita Valan


Left hemisphere right hemisphere

My bodily controls pulled by dual strings

My father so stern and manly

Mother sweet and insipid

Father so bombastic yet weak

Mother nerves of steel

Nature has an underbelly

What is on the surface

Is the denial of

what lies beneath


Passive aggressive


War and peace

Eros and Thanatos

Mars and Venus

Voices within my head

You’re whistling in the wind


Be careful

What you wish for

Not because it could come true

But because you know not

What transpires

From simplest atomic fission

To mushroom cloud

From genetic engineering

To seeds of doubt

Monstrosities abound

Demons making love

To angels

Humans arise from such


Language langorous displays

Lagoons and lacunae

The blank revelations greater

Than the black bustling ants

Crawling abysmally clamorous

Doing business

But doubts pool amidst certainties

Like stark white emptiness.

We read life

In between

The lines

Where divisions collide

Unity in ink

The ilk of

Graceful collusion.

Lend us the usurper’s usury

The victims of acquiescence


The imperialist inheritance

Bloodless acquisition.


The meiosis and mitosis of civilizations.


©  Amrita Valan

Excerpt form the book “Divided Lines – A Poet’s Stance”

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Foreword . . .

In a world of ever increasing advances seemingly created to make our lives easier to manage, envisioned to bring us together, to draw us closer, we are still in many instances isolated and at odds and validly apart. Something is missing, there is a snag, a rip, a hole in the spiritual fabric that we all see; yet we continue to fail to address.

 It has been said by self-proclaimed philosophers, theologians, scholars’ and politicians that the abuse of words can be a danger, there are those that believe words are a leading factor in what ills our society. Of this we do not deny in full, there have been abuses, history is but a melody to that fact, yet it is also true that words have the innate capacity to bridge, to heal that which divides.

 Opinions, views, religions, nations, people, even love divides. The focus of this book and the poets here in, is to give breath to a wide range of issues both small and controversial that lie beneath the surface. Things that we are often hesitant to discuss. In saying that, I will offer that the role of a poet is not to persuade or to add more rhetoric to the static we hear. A poet’s responsibility is to shine the light of awareness, to create a platform for dialogue, for healing, to gather up the images in an attempt to understand what we see.

Demitri Tyler, Author

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