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Changing bandages.

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English Poetry, Uncategorized

How much water from the sea,
Would wash the corruption,
From off the body?

How much of its salt,
Would be needed,
To sterilize all wounds?

How much more time,
Wasted on this shore,
In changing bandages?                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          ©Copyright Fergus Carty 2011







  1. Parespeare says:

    I would love to see a day
    when honesty will be strictly
    followed and there will be
    zero corruption…

  2. Hi
    Here I guess the reference is to “rubbing salt into the wounds “but do you know in oriental traditions salt has medicinal properties.My answer is as many bandages as is necessary to heal .Short, precise and thought provoking .

  3. dhananjay says:

    thought provoking !!!

  4. medhini says:

    Good questions leaving
    sensible thoughts,Gion.
    Short, sharp and sweet.

  5. parminder says:

    If done in true spirit, very little. But since all the effort being taken to cleanse is superficial, I suppose, the whole sea too is not enough! Very deep and thought provoking composition.

  6. saurabh says:

    (Would say more, but it doesn’t need that)

  7. Vishvnand says:

    A very meaningful, beautifully & sharply penned poem
    Profound comment on the useless situation today.

    The problem is that we have presumed that we can not leave and are bound to the sea shore and try our best to nurture our wounds there…. This is unfortunately the mental block…

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