Treasure Island

Taslima Nasrin

(25 August 1962 - / Mymensingh / Bangladesh)

Aggression


Human nature is such
That if you sit, they'll say, 'No, don't sit.'
If you stand, 'What's the matter? Walk!
And if you walk, 'Shame on you, sit down.!

If you so much as lie down, they'll order, 'Get up.'
If you don't lie down, no respite, ' Lie down.'

I'm wasting my days getting up and sitting down.
If I'm dying right now, they speak up, 'Live.'
If they see me living, who knows when
they'll say, 'Shame on you. Die!'

In fear, I secretly go on living.

Submitted: Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Edited: Tuesday, March 27, 2012

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  • Prateep Sengupta (4/25/2012 9:35:00 AM)

    Your living is your fighting against the odds and your words are the weapons that make the aggressor bleed; so they are always desperate to dominate. (Report) Reply

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