By Ajmal Khan
When my Mobile phone rang
I am a Dalit.
My ringtone was a song on Babasaheb.
A song against untouchability.
A song to
They killed me!
Special Status for Kashmir
Half and full widows
This is a haven for special statuses.
I had gone for a
Suddenly, I was being carried in an ambulance.
The postmortem report
The cause of my death was
I returned home,
After the protest
Against land grabbing by a multinational corporation,
While changing my dress
The same company had made my underwear.
My eyes were shutting down
I fell down on the floor
My lips were dry
I was shouting
No one could hear me.
Everyone’s ears were plugged with ear phones.
Ajmal Khan is a researcher and activist based in Mumbai. He contributes mostly to English and Malayalam news portals. His poems have appeared in different magazines and online portals in English and Malayalam.
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2 Responses to “Five Poems”
Yes, this is the result of discrimination.
you way of writing is purely perfect.
Very good post