Surjit Paatar

(14 January 1945 - / Patarh Kalan, Jalandhar district, British Punjab / India)

Aiya Nand Kishore

My language is one the verge of death
Each word, each sentence gasps for breath.
In such a hopeless situation
Only God may save my language!
Of my language,
How can even God be the savior?
Deserted by hungry generation,
God, Himself, gasps for breath,
Under His benign protection

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