I Ask You Friends

I ask you friends,

Am I to touch the feet of the tyrants?

Or demolish their white towers?

Am I to kill the killers?

Or forgive them in tears?

Am I to swallow the sweet pills?

Or resist the orators?

Am I to raise my voice against the ills?

Or be a mute spectator and carry the wounds?

Am I to support the traitors of my people?

Or smash their wings to the ground?

Am I to witness to a hauling of a girl by wolves?

Or cut their secret things and fling them to dust?

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About Sid

Abu Siddik is an Assistant Professor in English at Plassey College, Nadia,West Bengal. He is a bilingual author, editor, critic, poet, and storyteller and has been published in India and abroad. He has three critical books: Representation of the Marginalized in Indian Writings in English (Falakata College Cell, 2015), Misfit Parents in Faulkner’s Select Texts (Authorspress, 2015), Banglar Musolman (Sopan, 2018), and two books of poems: Whispering Echoes (Authorspress, 2020), Rugged Terrain (Authorspress, 2020). For more please visit him at www.abusiddik.com

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