21

This sunrise
This grass stalk
Free from barbs
Should have been

This morning
This quiet road
Free from chains
Should have been

This great sky
This still earth
Unbounded
Should have been

These memories
This heartstring
Free from pain
Should have been

This music
These old tunes
Sung out loud
Should have been

These young lines
These poetries
Uttered proud
Should have been

This climb up
This sunray
For us all
Should have been

This one date
Instead of
Just one date
Should have been

All life long
Should have been

What we speak
Should have been

Every day
Should have been

Morning walk
Should have been

Idle talk
Should have been

Fish market
Should have been

Job target
Should have been

Roadside stall
Should have been

Shopping mall
Should have been

Reception
Should have been

Workstation
Should have been

Aeroplane
Should have been

Local train
Should have been

Nursing home
Should have been

Shaving foam
Should have been

I love you
Should have been

Old and new
Should have been

All our tongues
Should have been

Unburnt tongues
Should have been

Unmourned tongues
Should have been

Undead flowers
Should have been…

 

Written in memory of 21st February, 1952.
Ekushe February is remembered and celebrated as Mother Language Day.

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