INDEPENDENCE

BISWAJIT




Guardians' guardrails
Tighten up like a claw;
Wonderfully enforced care!
Emperor entails
Ruler's pleasure is law,
'Arguing? How do you dare!'

Society suffocates,
Terror toggles in dark,
Stagnates air, life-stream.
Courageous colonies
Set sovereign benchmark,
'Free us' becomes holy hymn.

Hon'ble hunters
In an urge to enslave,
Punch bullets to bravery.
Poetize practicality,
I wish could we crave:
Kinship supersedes slavery!

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Note: The original work was linked to the July 5, 2017 feature of Poets United Midweek Motif: Independence, curated by Susan; mentioned in Poetry Pantry#361, July 9, 2017 at Poets United