Draw Lines

See those scarred faces…empty eyes
Walking on the tightropes,
They stuck as if on a precipice…

Groped, ordered around and to the brink of disgust…
Stumble, fall down in fatigue but still
Laugh a little and sing the song of their lives…

Day in, tune on, day out, tune off,
They slug; hand work faster than loud mouth,
They are remembered only for their failures.

Evening sun probe their mind,
Wound, pain, agony roll into dry tears
A crushing blow; struggle continues.

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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.

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