March 22, 2019 Poetry , POETRY / FICTION

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Sheshu Babu




Uniform Brutality



On reading ‘The Torture Machine: Racism and Police Violence in Chicago’ by civil rights lawyer Flint Taylor



For ages,

You were the agents

Of rulers

And their well-wishers


Forgetting those you torture

Are fellow humans,

You perform duty everywhere

Like unemotional machines


Puppets of the Establishment

You have little commitment

Towards rights of incarcerated inmates

And their agonizing conditions


You blindly follow statutory orders

Torturing activists and protesters

Blacks, women or trans-genders

Activists, opponents and detractors


Branding the detractors extremists

Anti-national and hardcore terrorists

You try to consciously segregate prisoners

Punishing even those languishing under trials


One day, your extreme savagery

And utter lack of humanity

Will be countered by the vast masses

By agitating for jail reforms






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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