Transition: Poem

TRANSITION

By Vijay Kumar Roy

 

Sandwiched between two cultures:

Her own and that of the West

She is unable to pave the way

For her progeny to embrace peace.

 

The current of her river had been very strong

But the mighty Mughals and British changed its course,

They mixed the sugar and salt

And made her heterogeneous.

 

The obstinacy of heterodox takes lives each day

Suicide, rape, murder have crossed the limits

The ghastly diseases have weakened the pillars of democracy

And fresh air has fear of strong wind.

 

Each dream of a Messiah gets broken

Ravanas have broadened their empires,

Love and fraternity fear of brutality

Can we call it an inevitable transition of humanity?

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