Solidarity: Wall Street, War Front

Solidarity: Wall Street, War Front

Do you see any solidarity across the globe? Do you see any reasons for solidarity across the globe? Do you see any hope for solidarity across the globe?

Can my poems help find it? Can your poems touch my poems? Can they meet and talk?

___________

(1)

Iraq

(Acknowledgement: Sourav Datta, Durgapur, West Bengal, India)

A Collateral Damage

My home was in Iraq, did you know?

There, by the Baghdad factories

Ma, Dad and with a little sis

We had fun – laughs, songs and stories

First time they bombed our block

We shivered with radio round-the-clock

Dad’s bus got hit ‘n exploded

Sis cried out, “Mother, he’s dead!”

My dear father’s grave, yes I kissed

Whispered in fear — eerie, awful

“Dear Dad, you come out now you can

Gone are those violencing beasts.”

***

Again they now hit back my land

Hoping to shove democracy down

Experts on oil addiction

This time more pain, starvation

***

Firm resolve, no fear of death

They’ll defeat Babylon empire?

I’ve joined forces millions

How dare that Dubya Dumb and Blair?

***

I’m too a son of a great nation

Daddy’s on the Iraq battlefield

Peter, Becca, little Sam and I

We got it in our hearts ‘n eyes

I screamed, “Dad, leave Iraq at once

If you kill but one-o their childs

Consider you killed one us yours

You now no mo’ one-o our heroes.”

____________

(2)

Bangladesh Border, 1971

Bangladesh Border, 1971

those small men and those small women

with small, tiny hopes and smaller desires

all their lives they weep in vain

and none cares ’bout their futility tears

…tears shed away slowly, lowly

like late-night dew drops, slowly, lowly

d’you ever listen to their subdued cry

o’er late-night wind the cries quiver

d’you hear them, tell me, why

d’you ever hear them, tell me, ever?

____________

(3)

Occupy Wall Street

(November 15, 2011)

We Are the 99 Percent.

 

They’re gone now

But they shall be back.

This is the last battle.

They know.

Even New York Times

Can’t stop them.

###

Sincerely Writing,

Partha

Brooklyn, New York

5 thoughts on “Solidarity: Wall Street, War Front

  1. Very nice pems, though the third one is short and uncertain.
    Yes, poems nd songs that unite hearts that are frustrated and distressed could streghten protests – we have seen this in Benal and India,
    But currently there are two essentially different struggles among the distressed and the oppressed.

    A. those who are oppressed by political monachs and the dictators and rising in protest with bot armed and peaceful agitations to get liberty and a political State that is fair and democratyic. This is on the same lines as in the case of past revolutions like the American War of Indpendence, French Revolution, Russian Revoution and Freedom struggle in Idia.

    B. those who are distressed because of the failure of the State to deliver protection against economic instability and rising against not the olitical State, but against the Financial Sector identified as the one that has allegedly made the political State to fail and a sector that the politician controlled State wants to be mualed for it has exposed the underlying weakness and iresponsibility of the extant political sector. Here the political sector is trying to gather the 99% against unknown, imaginary devil idolised in the 1% so that the political sector to get a freh ease of life. Tey are witing for the 99% to create enough commotion and self-inflicting hurt before tey can reappear as the Great Saviour Robinhood Class.

    As for the futre of A, histry says that the revolutions will tranfer power to a political class that may bring new forms of opression that the struggling people will realise much later. As for B, being a new form of revolution to rehabilate the extant irreponsible political class, it is difficult to say how things will shape up, but one is sure that the <0.5% entity, called politicians, will try its best to capture the leadership of the Capture Wall Street Movement in time to re-establish their business of cheating on a firmer footing and the bored campaighers may have to remain contended with the od wine in a new bottle. So far I have not been able to discover any inherent, independent dynamics of the movement that would see it through a change in the national/ internation order to establish sustainable equity and justice. Maybe my abilitity to see the writing on the wall is considerably impaired as my physical eye sight has.

    1. “Here the political sector is trying to gather the 99% against unknown, imaginary devil idolised in the 1% so that the political sector to get a freh ease of life. Tey are witing for the 99% to create enough commotion and self-inflicting hurt before tey can reappear as the Great Saviour Robinhood Class.”

      True, indeed! That’s why I have reassurance that these young people on the street do not want either the Democrats or the Republicans to meddle in their affairs. And that’s why they’re being arrested, tortured and kicked out from a peaceful, democratic protest. I hope their gallant movement is not coopted by the political machinery.

  2. It’s really nice..but could you tell me what’s the stiation about poem number(2)? The picture was taken where the third indo-pakistan war took place?

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s