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After Crossing the Broken Bridge – Poetry from Bengal

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After Crossing the Broken Bridge – Poetry from Bengal
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Men are moving now

Moving across the bridge

Today and tomorrow, just like yesterday

None expects justice nor even

Demand anymore anything new,

Perhaps they fear to believe in their right to live!

[author title=”Suhina Biswasmajumdar” image=”https://sindhcourier.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Contemporary-World-Literature-Suhina-Biswasmajumdar-Sindh-Courier.jpg”]Suhina Biswasmajumdar is a writer from Kolkata, Bengal. A life-long devotee of Swami Vivekananda, Suhina is against any discrimination. Two significant life-forces propel her – ‘love’ and ‘writing’. Suhina’s book ‘Tumi’ (you) and Songs of Silence (A Journey to Love), are collections of her poetic thoughts.[/author]

 

 After Crossing the Broken Bridge

The men were moving

Moving like the last shadow on the screen

Gradually faded away from their memory,

 

Though

Pages of history sometimes pull back,

Rewind the cassettes of yesterdays:

Where they wished to live, wished to love,

Wished to laugh….

Silently,

 

Men are moving now

Moving across the bridge

Today and tomorrow, just like yesterday

None expects justice nor even

Demand anymore anything new,

Perhaps they fear to believe in their right to live!

 

But moves from one century to

Another

Only face the same fate or fortune 

They’re destined.

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Let Them Survive  

Who cares if you can feel?

Who cares if you fear?

Who cares if you try to fly?

Just to hide your tears and mend your broken heart?

 

There’s the river of love that of light

Look, listen carefully

What’s there…. isn’t the river of blood ….yes it is.

From the forgotten past blood breeds love and light

And your world blooms.

 

Who cares… he cares and with him

Those who kiss his wounds of love

Learn to embrace and bleed

To make the world laugh

The fairy of forgiveness brings mercy with her magic wand.

 

They care like Him,

They shower faith and blessings

With their burning candles of hope!

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