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I Sit, I See, I Listen...

written by: Dr. MOLLY JOSEPH

 

Under shadowy
tree canopy
where
light plays
hide and seek
where
a gentle wind
caresses
your cheek
I sit
I see....
I listen...

O, Kenya !

thy faces, voices
tell tale
signs
of century's
exploit,
woe begotten
oppression...

how long can
voices be
muffled?
No...
they speak
their tongue,
sing their song
strut and trot
their
primitive number...

resisting
the langue,
cult inflicted on,
asserting
the indigenous..

the resilience
of a ball
rising up
after a fall....

I sit
I see
I listen..

the volting up
voice
of humanity...

craving for
recognition,
acceptance,
justice,
above all
understanding...

folks..
I sit, I see
I listen..

Dr Molly Joseph

Dr Molly Joseph

Dr. Molly Joseph retired as Head of the Dept. of English, St. Xaviers College, Kerala, India and now serves as Professor of Communicative English. She, a bilingual writer, has had her Doctorate in Post War American Poetry (of William Carlos Williams). She has published 9 books of Poems - Aching Melodies (Patridge, Penguin), Autumn Leaves, December Dews, Myna's Musings, It Rains,The Bird with Wings of Fire, Where Cicadas Sing in Mirth (all by Authors Press New Delhi), Firefly Flickers, Hidumbi - novel (by Xpress Publications, Kerala) and Pokkuveyil Vettangal (poems, Malayalam). Dr. Molly writes travelogues and short stories and has won several awards. The India Women Achiever's Award 2019, Wordsmith Award 2018 and Award on Experimental Poetry 2020. She represented India in South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Literary Festival 2019.
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