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Am I to Touch the Feet of the Tyrants

written by: ABU SIDDIK

@ASBENM3

 

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?

Abu Siddik

Abu Siddik

Abu Siddik is an Assistant Professor (Stage II), Department of English, Falakata College, West Bengal, India. He has edited Representation of the Marginalized in Indian Writings in English (2015). He is the author of Misfit Parents in Faulkner’s Select Texts (2015), Banglar Musolman (2018). His short fictions appeared in Muse India, Setu Bilingual, and in anthologies, Serious and Hilarious and Cherry Toppings.
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