Thursday, August 13, 2009

Thoughts for Kshudiram Bose


India,

August 11, 1908

They hanged your worthiest son

India,

Your saree became red with his blood

India,

You were Mother, then

India,

Dust has gathered over the pages of your history books

India,

Your time and tide waits for none

India,

Your eyes were sad

India,

His sacrifice had purified your tears

India,

He was 19, much younger than me

India,

He smiled with the noose around his neck

India,

His final breath stretched across the sky

India,

He is a martyr – the purest breed among mankind


India,

101 years have passed

India,

The Ganges reeks of alcohol now

India,

I’m staring out of my window

India,

I’m searching for your soul

India,

Your sky is void

India,

I don’t see any stars up there

India,

Have they stopped shining?

India,

Sleazy filmstars and corrupt politicians rape you everyday

India,

They call you ‘bitch’ under their greed-fouled breaths

India,

Wake up, please !

India,

I feel strangled

India,

They’re taking you to your grave in their shiny Mercedes

India,

I’m bleeding, not for you, but because of you

India,

Where are you?


India,

You’re no more a mother now

India,

You don’t wear a saree anymore

India,

You look pathetic in your mini-skirt

India,

You’ve forgotten your martyred son

India,

Be Mother, once more

India,

I beg of you


India,

Let not his blood flow in vain

India,

Let not his sighs disappear

India,

He loved you like a son

India,

Give to him the love he deserves

India,

That’s an order!

5 comments:

Samadrita said...

That's pretty neat.Guess you're already in the whole Independence Day mood.
India DOES need to wake up!Thumbs up to this one!

The Secret Keeper said...

ek je chhilo chhagol
se saat shokale uthhe
kshudiraam niye lekhalekhi korto

jotheshto bhalo chhagol
erom chhagol aro koekta thaka uchit

*sigh*

keno je nei

ei lok ta amar jonmodine more gelo keno?

Som...getting it off my chest!! said...

Uncanny...unusual...brilliant!!

Quintessence Of Illusion said...

goes relly vel wid d jago Bharat jago theme..........brilliant

Abhipsita said...

Awsum!
More ppl shud b made 2 read this...
Ppl who r othrwise nonchalant abt evrythng tht happns arnd thm and think 15th Aug is just anothr day 2sleep 2 thr heart's content!