Let there be Light
Written by Nachiketa Bandyopadhyay 5/2/2014
The Pastor was murmuring, how will I be happy?
Mothers were weeping thrashing their breasts by their hands
Repeatedly shouting – Bring back our girls, bring back our girls!
Frustrated searchers, women and men returning empty handed.
A cloud of distress burns smoke over Chibok, Nigeria.
There is an all-out grievance of the Chibok parents,
their girls stolen, abducted, kidnapped.
Whatever you say hundreds girls are missing.
Forcefully separated from their parents and birth place,
forcefully taken onto an unknown destination.
I say Peace to the of mourning if Chibok waiting fathers,
waiting mothers, waiting brothers, waiting teachers.
Who are all these girls… martyrs, victims, glorious fellow?
Now total darkness looms over the institute of light.
There are efforts of darkening here and there.
How one can demarcate education of west, east and so on?
Education is enlightenment, maker of the complete man,
It is of peace, by peace for peace ~
Dear abductor you need light not AK47.
No thorns, only the wild burst of blossoms.
They were in school. We sent them.
We told them the pen is mightier than sword.
They trusted us.
They went school being kissed by parents.
Their Mothers told them-“see you”, Fathers said, “See you”.
Still unseen, untraced our 300 girls, days pass like dry leaves.
An endless wait, daughters will come, they will come someday.
Mr. President, are you still in bed?