The Little Bird Flies Away

The church bells ring.
The congregation begins.
Sneha and Lina walk together
in smocked frocks.

It is Easter – the resurrection of Jesus
St Anthony”s shrine sees large crowd.
Men of different faith attend 
the sermon in harmony.

Jessica and Lina exchange 
pleasantries. Happily they walk 
towards the altar to receive the
Easter baskets.

A deafening noise 
breaks the composure.
Smoke encircles
Deadly silence.

The fumes dissipate. Stand 
witness to a ghastly carnage.
Bodies lay scattered. Badly mutilated
Sneha lies dead.