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THE RAVEN OF THE FALL – Sangeeta Saha

THE RAVEN OF THE FALL

I am not a stranger,

Just a migratory in the season of fall.

But, to be honest,

I’ve seen a strange world not quite fair at all.

The harsh winter will come soon

And I have no time to waste.

I have to gather the fallen twigs

To build another nest.

The winter is harsh,

But this world seems harsher for mankind.

I am fortunate that God gave me wings

To fly away from the unholy unkind.

I have seen many a thing

Happen devoid of God’s grace,

I have never shivered such even in a snowstorm

As I did acknowledging man’s distress.

I’ve seen small kids in Gaza

Roaming among running bullets and blasting roar.

My heart wrenched as I flew past over a small dead boy

Lying on the Bodrum shore.

I heard the wailing mothers of small school children

Mercilessly shot in Peshawar,

While the heartbroken fathers dig their graves

In a bitter silence of horror.

I flew across the Java Sea

Where the debris of a broken flight floated,

Notwithstanding of its destiny

The family of its boarders have long waited.

I’ve witnessed a son in the flood of Gaurikund

Struggling to search the near ones in the raging wave

And at last he stood still holding his mother’s red shawl,

The only thing of his drowned home that he could save.

My bleeding heart sore

As I passed by a crying infant lying in dust.

There was no one to pick him up

As the town of Sindhupalchowk crumbled into crust.

Yes, in a way, I am benefited

Than the poor mankind

Although I can’t save my babies

In the frosty stormy nights.

Though I’m a negligible existence,

Just a mere creation,

I doubt the scarcity of my brother folk is the effect,

Not cause of such destruction.

But still, I survive and keep on flying

To reach the land of green,

To gather the twigs for my new home

And my babies at spring.


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