Taslima Nasrin

Mymensingh / Bangladesh
Taslima Nasrin
Mymensingh / Bangladesh
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Freedom

Rating: 3.9
Let all of you together find a fault with me,
at least a fault you all jointly work out,
or else, a harm shall befall you.
Let you all combine speak out why you've sent me in exile.
Say: Taslima, you're at the root of a pestilence, infant deaths
or you've committed as atrocious a crime as rape or genocide;
Say something like this, at least two or three of the stigmas to substantiate my banishment.
Until you detect a suitable blemish in me,
until you make me stand in the witness box,
to raise your accusing fingers in spiteful wrath at your black sheep,
how can you pardon yourselves?
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Leon Jaime Villegas 02 September 2019
Talisma, I hear your cry in your poem. Beautiful existential inquiry: “why have you eclipsed...
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Adeeb Alfateh 07 July 2019
Name my fault that made you ostracize me, specify at least a loophole in my character. By apportioning a blame on me, you ensure your own acquittal. Why should you let the history frown at you? Why have you eclipsed the light of civilization, by rooming with the darkness of medievalism? it's great expression great write great 10+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
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Britte Ninad 26 April 2019
exactly said- Establish a cause for your action, and if you can't, then set me free, not to save me, but for your own survival.///
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Mahtab Bangalee 03 June 2018
if you can't anything then set me free set me free set me free to the path of safe zone for you all o my haters.......
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Sinfhur 19 March 2018
Touching
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Len Rossiter 21 November 2017
I really liked this poem of freedom.
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Ravi Kopra 21 November 2017
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Edward Kofi Louis 21 November 2017
Set me free like a bee! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
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Lyn Paul 21 November 2017
'Why should you let the history frown at you? ' So powerful are your words Taslima. Heartfelt and I truly have been blessed in my life time.
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Susan Williams 21 November 2017
What an intelligent poem and a well-done translation. I must read more by her- she has a defiant grit. She mkes me want to join the war- on her side. 10
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