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Theme: Struggle

I am a Common Man

In the darkness with many others
I stand in solidarity
With lit up candle in hand
To raise the cause of humanity and honesty,
To voice my fight for justice,
To uphold love and peace,
Awakening the conscience....
I am a common man.
So common that....
I often get pushed into a gutter
Where I am left to suffer
With mountainous patience
Day in and day out.
It’s so common that
My dignity and my decency
Are torn apart every now and then
And I lie in absolute inadvertence.
So common that....
When I scream my lungs out
They can walk all over me
With water cannons and batons
Trampling my voice
Beneath their feet.
Yet I rise
Yet I dream
My existence when burns like a candle
I still walk the way of my ancestors
Searching for true independence.

In the candle flame....
Look at my indomitable courage,
My aspirations
My assiduous struggle.
I am a common man.


More By  :  Kingshuk Chakraborty

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Comments on this Poem

Comment The beauty of your words make the common man look so uncommon!

Vivek Madan
08-Jan-2013 06:08 AM

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