Glorious Incas,

With a heart of gold,

Revered their sun God Inti,

And saw his blessings, 

In their abundent gold.


For gold was not just gold for them-

It was a sentiment, a manifestation,

Of their Inti’s flame.

It was a metal pious,

Which had achieved for them, 

Almost a divine status.


Alas! Their conqueror, the Spaniards,

Never understood this fact.

For those mercinaries,

It was a mere metal,

To be plundered.


The Spaniards mercilessly 

Butchered the Incas,

And the river of blood,

Redenned the Andes.

Another tale of shame,I guess,

Of man made mess,

Reflecting the Incas’ woes,

And the Spaniards’,

Heart of darkness.


What do you think?


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Written by Indrani Chowdhury

Indrani Chowdhury was born and raised in the north-east city of India, at Guwahati in Assam. She did her post graduation in English literature and had worked as a teacher for some years. Her friends describes her as a simple, hard working girl. She is settled at Bangalore after her marriage and is a mother of a one and a half years old.The world of books have always intrigued her and she has a knack for writing. Besides this, she likes travelling, cooking for her family and friends and meeting interesting people.

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