Volume 4 Issue 2, June 2020
Special Issue for Indian Poetry

Sutputra Radheye

Slave

 

there was a slave maiden made

of silicon hard wired flesh 

 

she was walking down the forest

naked, jiggling her ornaments

 

her brown face pale as the freezing flower

dipped into a container of liquid nitrogen

 

to her hands, a shackle was tied of iron-

it was cutting her wrist meat

 

all the soldiers stared at her breasts,

her butt depending on their position

 

her kingdom had fallen in the war

she never started but was traded for

 

maybe that’s what destinies of woman

has been in the history of lords

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Singing

 

Where have been the free birds singing

Where have been the gold bells ringing

 

When the country was colonized to suffer

Where have been the white doves singing?

 

If my home was snatched, and woman sold

Why should I be silent, not be singing?

 

There were battalions of men firing at my people

And they want me to surrender my singing

 

I am not coward that I will give up on my ideology

Kill me if you want to, I will always be singing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

Sayings of a Capitalist

 

The capitalist said

                    Work hard!

He ignored the payment part.

 

He wanted us

                 To make him money

But never asked about us.

 

In factories

             We worked and worked

When he rested under the AC.

 

Our health

               Flushed for pennies

To gift him a million dollar life.

 

Yet when time comes

                               He insults us

Like we have no dignity of labor.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marriage

 

You are autumn

I was a leaf

 

With our marriage

I fell

Fell to die.

 

It was made to look like

Suicide.

 

 

 

 

About the poet

Sutputra Radheye is a poet and commentator who delve into the themes affecting the socio-eco-political scenario. His works have been published in prestigious platforms like Frontier, Countercurrents, Janata Weekly, Culture Matters (UK), Livewire (Wire), Sunflower Collective, Eleventh Column' and many more throughout the years.

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