January 11, 2019 Poetry , POETRY / FICTION

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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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