A song for one of these days

Image Courtesy: Mumbai Mirror

These days—

I've been to many protests 

Never thought I'd do that.

These days,

I have defied curfews 

Walked street to street 

Holding a placard

Never thought I'd do that.

These days,

I have broken barricades

Slipped past bullets 

Escaped detention

Never thought I'd ever do that. 

These days, 

I've been shouting slogans

Of Azadi in a free country

Never thought I'd ever do that!

Azhar Uddin Sahaji teaches English at Delhi University. He writes both in Bangla and English.