All Those Who

All those who sleep hungry tonight

Under alien sky, flickering stars,

They do not wail, do not scream,

Ready to shed the present,

Waiting for open door, daring death,


All those who sleep silent tonight

Under silvery moon, trigger tides,

They do not weep, do not snivel,

As tears are frozen into stone,

Searching for the cloud filled sky,


All those who speak with music tonight

Dance and soak in the splendour

Under moist grey sky and rain,

Flow in the tidal water far along

Converse with muted eyes of all their own.


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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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