Theme: Suffering

Darkness at Dawn

Tuhin Kumar Datta's picture.jpg

The girl cried in the bus,
Is there anybody there to save me?
Is there anybody there to save me?
Is there anybody there to save me?
This city is no longer hers.
It was only yesterday that we all told her
Dear Doctor, this city is yours
You take care of this city.

She was a doctor, she saved the people,
She tried her best to heal the people
No one came to save her when she was ruined.
Nobody opened the door to see what happened in the bus
What the driver did and his four beastly friends
Only yesterday we told her this city belonged to her
The roads of the city, the highway lanes charge upon us.
They want to assassinate us.

We wanted to nab the culprit
We wanted inferno to be let loose on him
As if it were a hound tearing his flesh.
But nothing really happened, nor is it likely to happen
The sun did not rise in the East
There was darkness at noon:
The criminal died today.
The beast died today,
The nation failed to take the rapist to gallows.
Image © Tuhin Kumar Datta


More By  : Dr. Ratan Bhattacharjee

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Comments on this Poem

Comment Suparb. Dont finish your duty by liking this poem. Raise Voice.

Santanu Banerjee
21-Mar-2013 06:35 AM

Comment sir, jst love to read your poems.. Another masterpiece..

kamal sarkar
19-Mar-2013 10:41 AM

Comment Thanks a lot for your comment Swanti... your r however not right to say that he killed death. Death killed the criminal

Dr.Ratan Bhattacharjee
13-Mar-2013 09:29 AM

Comment ram singh killed the death..and died before the death could come to him....coward? or what? could have fought for the death?
ha! panic-stricken culprit died b4 the death.

12-Mar-2013 11:49 AM

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