January 14, 2019 Poetry , POETRY / FICTION

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Sheshu Babu




Historic shutdown



Though lives shattered

Employees furloughed

The protests continue

As tensions brew


Though they suffer cramps

Or might lose food stamps

They stand in solidarity and

Struggle with unity


Despite dissent from one and all,

He doesn’t lose fascination of the wall

Continuing his weird call

To proceed and fulfil his goal


Raking up racism and fundamentalism

Ruling with archaic dogmatism

He silences voices with an iron hand

Though Mexicans from either side of the border stand


They never cease and continue protests

And face a severe litmus test

Of their courage and solemnity

And commitment towards humanity






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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