• History: A Poem

    Ananya Guha

    November 13, 2015

    Image courtesy Painter Legend


    Four-walled history
    is a narrow path
    to names, action, fortunes.

    When ill treated,
    they take to rebellion
    turn the fates of others.
    When we twist and turn
    broken paths
    people rise in arms
    to besmirch hidden
    artefacts of truth and
    views that are not spoken.

    Write on the sands of time and history will speak
    in those myriad voices, which
    tomorrow holds with
    its sweaty palmed hands,
    the stories of those who have been ignored.

    Ananya S Guha is a writer based in Shillong. He works at Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) as a senior academic.

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