Poetry

December 17, 2018 Poetry , POETRY / FICTION

Reuters photo

 

By

Sheshu Babu

 

 

 

Run away…from danger

 

 

(Trump’s energy advisor runs away when questioned by Democracy Now! at UN climate summit)

 

 

Questions are truths

Truths hurt

To escape from truth

Run away! Run away from people!

 

Promote interests of capitalists!

Promote use of fossil fuels!

To escape outcry from activists

Run away from the scene!

 

To protect from protesters

And millions of sufferers

Affected by increasing pollution

Run away to cozy citadel of power!

 

Even if you run away from responding

To the rising voices of public,

Climate change will haunt you

And remind you that you are complicit

In the crimes which destroy the Earth

And the life on it!

 

 

 

 

 

Tired eyes

 

 

(Eyes may help measure stress, mental workload – report)

 

 

From dawn to dusk

Working in farms or performing multi- task

The labor reflects in sweat

And toil and energy spent

 

The tired weak body

Endures stress

The dilated pupil of eyes

Embodies life’s tragedy

 

Workload is measurable

The energy can be recoverable

But the surplus value is invaluable

For the capitalist system to be sustainable…

 

 

 

 

 

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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