by Dr M C Gupta
Lamenting the curbs put on expression of truth and free thought
By all I am shunned today.
I’m disillusioned today.
For speaking out bare truth,
I have been interned today.
Takers of truth are but few.
This fact I have learned today.
One day truth will yet prevail,
Though I have been spurned today.
By your vitriolic words,
My heart has been burned today.
Backward in the logic book,
A page you have turned today.
I am aghast at your thoughts.
My mind has been churned today.
Khalish, why in freedom’s name,
Freedom is adjourned today?
A ghazal consists of couplets having a well- defined rhyming pattern and, often, refrain. For a detailed note on ghazal, please see "WHAT IS A GHAZAL AND HOW TO WRITE IT?"
M C Gupta ‘Khalish’
9 September 2004