“GRACE OF THE IGNORED” A Poem by Kabir Deb

Painting – Patrick Gysemberg: the pain of being ignored
If you want to know freedom, ask a lunatic
Ask a beggar what food is!
Food will find the doorstep to the paradise
Decode the mind of a skin shrunken grandfather
Our world would nibble all her arteries
Travel towards an introvert and failed mother
A child will find her true residence of love
Meet a girl trapped in her own soliloquy
The world will ruin her own empire of cruelty
Surf towards a gender whom we call as “Queer”
The sensible ones will know how it feels
When one only knows how to bear disrespect
Grab a taxi, spend an hour in a traffic
When a homeless child will knock on your glass
Kiss his head and ask him with utmost honesty
What it means to have a roof above you?
Even your palace will find itself small and ashamed
Jump above a shackled elephant
Caress her back, peek through her eyelids
Scars will gain birth on your own unsettled legs
Break your shame, forget the paralysed society
Open the door to a solitude marked prostitute
You will run away to seek your own identity
For she knows what she is, without a crack
As she has endured enough scissors of men
Go backstage, and ask a beaten but happy dwarf
Sky would break it’s chamber to kneel before him
Respire the hundred ignored breaths
Existence would find the season to blossom.
Copyright – Kabir Deb
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Kabir Deb was born in Haflong and completed his schooling from Kendriya Vidyalaya, Karimganj. After that completed his Graduation and Masters from Assam University, Assam. Poetry has been his passion and a hobby from childhood.

He looks forward to change the society with the power of poetry. When the society is facing with many political and social conflicts he wants to show that poetry can destroy even the most destructive force in the society as poetry knows how to create.

His work has been published in ‘​To be my Valentine​’ edition of ​Hall of Poets, Reviews Magazine, Bhor Foundation, Different Truths Magazine.

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