Poetry

November 16, 2018 Poetry , POETRY / FICTION

EU/ECHO photo

 

By

Sheshu Babu

 

 

 

No place to live

 

 

(Large numbers of Rohingya in Bangladesh and Myanmar)

 

 

In this wide world,

With scorching heat or biting cold,

Rohingyas face forceful evictions

Due to tyranny of south Asian nations

 

No place to live in any nation

No space for conversation

They are left to wander

Their lives torn asunder

 

Their appeals go in vain

No government listens to their pain

Despite human rights groups criticism

Their plight is engulfed in scepticism

 

They are staring at divinity

Losing hope in humanity

Daily risk of looting, rape and murder

Have been taking place in large numbers

 

When will they live with dignity

Without fear and timidity?

They are looking at the light

From dark tunnels of the night

 

 

 

 

 

Plea in Courtroom

 

 

(Justice for Noura Hussein sentenced to death in Sudan)

 

 

Your honor!

Judge me not for murder

But the circumstances that led

To commit the crime I had

To save myself from the horror

That destroyed my life and career

 

Your honor!

I am a young girl like any other

With a fervent desire

For a bright future

 

But my aspirations were nipped in the bud

By male hegemony that deeply bruised

My heart and soul

Creating a wide hole

 

Your honor!

Please hear

What could I, a helpless woman do

When even parents fait accompli to

To the rapist without my consent

Left me lonely, defenceless, discontent?

 

Your honor!

Think of my future

Consider my situation

Before pronouncing your intention

 

 

 

 

 

Sheshu Babu

The writer from anywhere and everywhere is interested in the betterment of the whole world. Whenever the writer ponders on the question ‘who am I?’ He finds response from Bhupen Hazarika lyric (Bengali),’Ami ek Jajabor’ (I am a gypsy). 

Some works have appeared in Countercurrents.org, Dissidentvoice.org, Counterview.org, counterview.net, Velivada.com, etc. 

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