Bijay Kant Dubey


The Terrorist And His Genealogy, In The Hierarchic Order: A Family Horoscope - Poem by Bijay Kant Dubey

The terrorist and his genealogy,
In the hierarchic order,
What does the family tree say it,
Ay, the banyan tree
The sturdy growth of a mighty tree
Like the matted saint
Seated under,
Exactly in the hierarchic order?

The terrorist's father, I mean dad,
Who was he,
He was perhaps fanatical,
A fanatic was he
So strict and stubborn,
Non-compromising
And his father
A conservative, an orthodox fellow
Going by rigidity, not at all flexibility?

Hence, the conclusion, see you,
The terrorist's dad was a fanatic
And the fanatic's dad a conservative
And herein lie the roots
Of terrorism,
The horror and terror of it,
Patriarchal, hierarchical and genealogical,
Bloody, brutal and bestial,
Backward, illiterate and uncultured.

Medievalism cannot take us far.

Topic(s) of this poem: art


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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, June 10, 2015



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