gajanan mishra

(3rd April 19sixty / Tikapali, Patnagarh, Balangir, Odisha, India now at Tapobana, Titilagarh, Odisha, India)

Arrest not a creator


Arrest not a creator
Be liberal and progressive
Always with life.
You can not dig a canal
And direct the sky
To stay there.
You can not say
This much life's syllabi
Go for study.
Be clear at heart
Open your doors and windows
Creator is not a
Caterpillar or cockroach.
Being a frog
You can not detain
A venomous snake
Or a sand viper.
My dear, you can not
Arrest a writer
Who is committed to
Social welfare and
World order.

Submitted: Sunday, September 22, 2013
Edited: Monday, September 23, 2013

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It is a protest against the arrest of a writer like Yogesh Master, in Karnataka, India, such arrest is a blow to the freedom of speech and expression and creative literary interpretation.

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