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After 6th December … Nida Fazli

(From the Telugu Translation of Srivatsa of Hindi Original by Nida Fazli)

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Get Up!

Don fresh clothes.

Come out of the house.

Whatever had happened, happened.

Day breaks after night…

A morrow after today.

Whatever had happened, happened.

History means only this:

Breath

So long as it ticks;

Hunger

So long as it burns inside;

And  Thirst

so long as it dries up tongues.

Pick up your plough, shoulder it,

And walk farm wards.

Whatever had happened, happened.

The beasts are tired of

sprinkling blood in all walks.

Burn like a faggot

in the stove again.

Whatever had happened, happened.

Umpteen have died…

What for?

Deprived of everything…

What for?

Whatever had happened, happened.

The chaos churned out questions

Dissolves the dreams of life.

There are psalms

praising God in temples,

‘Ajah’ s invoking Allah

In Masjids…

But where is man?

For him

Another alienation song.

Whatever had happened, happened..

Water Clock- Arudra

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The train you await

runs always a lifetime late.

Unable to wait for eons

you get into some train.

Your baggage of ideals

TTE  books under “excess luggage”

You will be compelled to dump your trunks

of yearnings in the break-van of dreams.

Before you could load all your luggage

the rain would start leaving the platform.

So,  better you leave behind some of it

with your favorite  heroes.

You shall never reach your destination in your lifetime.

Hence, resigning “Gee God! what have you done!”

stay put,  wherever you are!

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(తెలుగు మూలం : నీటి గడియారం- ఆరుద్ర)

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