Poetry

November 30, 2018 Poetry , POETRY / FICTION

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By

Sheshu Babu

 

 

 

Abode of Death

 

 

(Mass executions ordered by Egyptian Court)

 

 

Where people are ruled by tyrants

Their court delivering justice

Is an abode of death

 

Every person arrested is charged with treason

And every verdict delivered orders execution

No place for review and no thought of mercy

No one can raise any controversy

 

A land of Arab spring

Has lost its sting

And has turned into a place

Where ‘Guillotine’ occupies space

 

 

 

 

 

‘Lunatic’ prisons

 

 

(Karl Taylor, diagnosed with delusional disorder and paranoid personality disorder housed in Sullivan for prisoners’ sudden death…. US Prisons have a Mental Health Crisis, November 27, 2018, Democracy Now)

 

 

No one is a criminal

Until he is proved guilty of a crime

 

But here, he is tortured

For years, incarcerated

Physically humiliated

Mentally harassed

 

He is left to wither away

Till his senses go astray

Face excruciating death

Relieving himself from this wretched birth

 

In the world’s greatest democracy

Prisoners’ lives have no decency

This is a travesty of justice

A horrific heavy price

 

 

 

 

 

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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