UMAKANTA ROUT (AROOP)
We feel your absence distinctly
During the Consolidation of Lands
At the time of legal notice
And at the payment of rent and fees.
We remember you
When the nominal leader
Try to put a marking post
At the backyard land of ours.
You are needed at the time of
Marriage, functions and other celebrations,
For us, not for you,
As the pyre holds fire
Not for you, but for your next generation.
You remain on the front room wall
You be there for ever
Looking and blessing us all
But you do not live there of your own,
We keep you at the ...