Treasure Island

Sudam Panigrahi

(26/01 / Jharsuguda)

Freedom


When I want to

walk towards the east

time and situation

drag me towards the west

or at times take off with me

to ensure my crash

or belly landing.



I want to tell the truth

before that

they force me

to ponder

before opening my mouth

or force me to remain silent.

While telling a lie

Praise for no reason

are such easy jobs.





I'm but a prisoner

serving a life term

to compromise

and loss my freedom

and proudly furl tri-colour

to celebrate my (in) dependence

Submitted: Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Edited: Friday, September 20, 2013
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