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Border

Rating: 3.8
I'm going to move ahead.
Behind me my whole family is calling,
My child is pulling my sari-end,
My husband stands blocking the door,
But I will go.
There's nothing ahead but a river.
I will cross.
I know how to swim,
but they won't let me swim, won't let me cross.
There's nothing on the other side of the river
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Bijay Kant Dubey 22 July 2019
The poem is just like the one written by Kamala Das, the poetry of protest thudded by social taboos and ghettos. When will woman be free? Why do they choke their voice? Can the songbird not sing freely?
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Britte Ninad 26 April 2019
the last line-I'll go yes; you must go, must come no hindrance strikes you.........
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Khairul Ahsan 18 December 2018
'For years I haven't cried with my head in the lap of solitude' - the best line of the poem, a unique expression! Liked the philosophy of the poem- there is nothing so special beyond the border, yet the will to cross the border is important, and one needs courage to do that. The poetess emphasizes on that courage. Loved the comment of Adrian Flett too.
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Hebert Logerie Sr. 18 December 2018
I love her determination to cross the border, to go. Well penned, bravely penned.
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Bill Cantrell 18 December 2018
I love the uniqueness of your flow of words, great poem! ! !
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Prabir Gayen 18 December 2018
Congratulation..... very nostalgia...good poem...
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Edward Kofi Louis 18 December 2018
I know how to swim! ! Thanks for sharing.
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Tamara Beryl Latham 18 December 2018
An excellent poem that exposes the lives of those who are confined; yet, for a brief moment in time, contemplate escape. I loved it. Keep writing! : -)
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Rose Marie Juan-austin 18 December 2018
A powerful write on freedom. Very moving. Liked the penultimate stanza and the closure line. Well crafted write.
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Anil Kumar Panda 18 December 2018
It is the feeling one gets when one gets suffocated in one place with many restrictions. One must seek freedom from bondage. A great poem on human desire of seeking freedom. Thanks for sharing.
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