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WRITING BACK

By JAYDEEP SARANGI | Category :: Poem

WRITING BACK
(for Manoranjan Byapari, a dalit writer from Bengal)

--Jaydeep Sarangi

I am that long forgotten rickshaw puller
by the name of Modan ,
that sweeper boy by the name kick-worthy,
that angry dalit by the name of Jiban,
semi mad alcoholic by the name Gokul,
that thief by the name of Bhagaban,
that dishonest by the identity of Agastya,
that writer by the name of Bangal
all are me.

They all make me Manorajan of today
Who writes back
In robust words and idioms.

You read me in text books.
I arrive
Through the main gate
Not jumping from the ventilator.

All in history...

By JAYDEEP SARANGI | Aug 18, 2013 | Category > Poem >Hope | Comments 1 | Views 1059

 
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BARNA KALITA
Nice poem.
 

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