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My thoughts
Vinod Anand | 17 Feb 2012

A few lines of poetry.

)Only a few days, dear one, a few days more

Under oppression's shadows condemned to breathe

Still for a time we must bear them, and tears, and endure

What our forefathers, not our own faults, bequeath:

Fettered limbs, each impulse held on a chain,

Minds in bondage, our words all watched and set down

Courage still nerves us, or how should we still exist,

Now with existence only a beggar?s gown,

Tattered, and patched every hour with new rags of pain?

Yes, but to tyranny not many hours are left now;

Patience a little, few hours of lamenting remain.In this parched air of an age that desert sands choke

We must stay now - not for ever and ever stay!Under this load beyond words of a foreign yoke

We must submit-for a while -not for ever submit!

Dust of affliction that clings to your beauty today,

Crosses unnumbered that mar our few mornings of youth,

Torment of silver nights, a pain with no cure,

Heartache unanswered, the body?s long cry of despair?

Only a few days, dear one, a few days more.