2 lynching poems

A lynched leaf

A leaf,
caught in a spider’s web
flutters in muted pain

it turns..it turns
then slowly stops

A muslim
trapped in a fascist state
flails in frantic daze

he shakes….he shakes
then softly dies

his breath
an autumn branch

his life
a lynched leaf

( for Muhammad Majloom and Azad Khan)

two tied-hands’
two stuffed mouths

two branches
two ropes

the seesaw of sorrow
the weighing scale of silence

two folded tongues
two curved necks

one old tree
two young voids


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Abul Kalam Azad Written by:

Abul Kalam Azad is a poet based in Chennai

One Comment

  1. Tarit Chowdhuri
    March 28, 2016

    May I expect your other Silent-like poems in Face Book? All are relevant to answer a question ‘Why here ,why? 21st Century is like that?

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