Who taught them?




Who taught them to sing the National hymns?
Who taught them to suffer anything, everything and more?
Who taught them to shut their mouths on inequity?
Who taught them to chant soprano to their ugly leaders?
Who taught them to sit nameless forever and forever?
Who taught them to remain smiling; even when their charity being ransacked?
Who taught them, who taught them; they have no right even to a name-
When they are gang-raped, murdered and shattered on the streets?
I don't know, don't know, don't know,
If anybody knows, please tell me, tell me.
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Submitted on October 09, 2013

Modified on March 05, 2023

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William John

I am born and brought up in Kerala state, in India. In Kerala, Thrissur city is my native place and now I am residing at Kadavoor village in Ernakulam district.I am a senior lawyer at The High Court of Kerala. Literary talents all dwelt in my blood from my very birth itself. From, while studying in the primary classes, I wrote stories, dramas and poems in Malayalam.While studying in high school classes I wrote stories and poems in English. Then it grew in me as an endless blessing craze. I do write in English as well. I do write stories, novels, dramas and verses. I have written more than twenty thousand poems in Malayalam, about twenty novels and more plays.In English, now I have completed more than seven hundred poems. I think, very soon that it will grow to at least a five thousand. I am so much pleased and thankful to those nice friends who go through my poems all over the world and shower the rain of horripilate congratulations. Yours,William John(Email: adv.williamjohn@gmail.com)blog: http://leopardmom1.blogspot.in/facebook fan page : http://www.facebook.com/PoetWilliamJohn?ref=ts more…

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