Poetry

January 11, 2019 Poetry , POETRY / FICTION

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By

Sheshu Babu

 

 

 

Voices from the deep

 

 

(For the miners of Afghanistan and India (Meghalaya) who lost their lives due to society’s apathy)

 

 

In quest of your wealth

We dig deep into the earth

 

To develop your industries

We risk our lives

 

You boast of increased production

We die of asphyxiation

 

You make profits of mammoth proportion

We work to stave off starvation

 

You pursue relentless excavation

We leave our solid body for ‘sedimentation’

 

You happily sit in your cozy houses

We are hapless: leave our wailing children and spouses

 

You never try to imagine our situation

We face hardships beyond your comprehension

 

 

 

 

 

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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