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
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,
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
The horror and terror of it,
Patriarchal, hierarchical and genealogical,
Bloody, brutal and bestial,
Backward, illiterate and uncultured.
Medievalism cannot take us far.
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