Madhabi Banerjee Poems
Hide And Seek
It was funny in my childhood to be missing.
Hardly anyone is there who is never lost
Hardly anyone is there who has never l come back.
Likewise playing such hide and seek game
We are grown.
Last year the school building was drifting away in the flood water
Crops over flown and destroyed because of whirlpool.
And the blood was shed abundantly in the huts
Recently a few girls were secretly sent to the occident
And suddenly a violent outbreak of cholera depopulated the villages.
Seeing the green leaf on the alluvium land
We are recognized ...
My silence is not my allegiance
My politeness is not my weakness
It is heard that in the days of yore
Masters are humiliated the workers
For their foods and clothes.
But days are long gone by.
Liberating the slavery, we are free now.
We are all now workers.