Cascade

 

A little dignity, a little respect in our life

We do not want much; we do not crave for more

Show your concern at least, give us our space.

 

Sit on the space, have a feel, understand the reality

The difference between the beauty and terror

Hungry cannot get food, the poor get poorer…

 

Let us enjoy the sunshine, the green grass, the fresh air

Do not dig grave, do not throw us in an abyss

Do not beat us, abuse us, and throw us on pavement…

 

What if you do not like all this…this upsurge…this spring

What if you see evil in our movement, darkness under sun?

See, we are distressed but not crumbled, not crushed.

 

We will take with our sadness, our grief, our anger

In our protest… in our fight…in our battle for survival

We must say; we are human, we are worthy to live a life.

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About gopallahiri

Gopal Lahiri, a bilingual poet from India, has been writing poetry for more than twenty years. He has had five poetry collections in Bengali (mother tongue) and five collections in English. His poems appeared in print and electronic publications worldwide. He is a regular contributor of poems in several poetry web sites and magazines.

2 thoughts on “Cascade

  1. Louis Kasatkin

    An anthem for our times. Celebrating and foregrounding , community and commonality of hope rising up in resistance to institutionalised Corporate greed and mendacity. This is the Occupy phenomenon described in verse !

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