Literature No Longer Impresses Me

On November 25, 2016 by admin

Like the lighthouse glowing red–Lal Singh ‘Dil’

(stills from the film Kitte Mil Ve Mahi–Where the Twain Shall Meet, directed by Ajay Bhardwaj)

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[listen, we must first pay tribute to Sant Ram Udasi]

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[i am a rogue poet who drinks and defies all norms]

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[but carries the weapons in the vanguard of the struggle]

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[these are noble poets–Udasi, Paash and Shiv Kumar Batalvi]

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[if they are songs sung by crusaders  for freedom]
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[some thoughts cannot be erased]

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[why do you cry your eyes out]
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[why are you always humiliated thus]

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[you are unique o shining one]
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[your incandescence everywhere]

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[some thoughts cannot be erased]
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[if they songs sung by crusaders fort freedom]

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[why do you cry your eyes out]

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[why are you always humiliated thus]
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[you are unique o shining one your incandescence everywhere]

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[like the lighthouse glowing red]

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[that shows the way out of darkness]
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[an arm severed, a strange pain]

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[when our friends…brothers die]

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[it is as if we lose our arms]

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[the pain of losing arm]

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[an arm severed, a strange pain not a sigh, not a reflection]

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[who is there to stem our tears if we cry]

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[there is more to come in life ahead]

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[they who do not stand up for their rights]

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[live like donkeys slogging, hogging and dying]

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[those (who stand up) are suns showering rays of light]

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[one darkness, the other light an eternal war between them]

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[where the moonbeam does not stand guard]

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[there darkness camps forever]

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[when many suns  die your era will dawn…isn’t it]

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[this is dedicated to Sant Ram Udasi]

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