IDENTITY

Apurba kr Khound

Remember
the times of
sitting round
the fire place
on wintery
nights,

when,
between stories,
Grandma would
drop
a seed or two
of wisdom
to take roots
in  times
to come,

like a memory
stick inserted
in the heart!

” Change with
time you will !

If ever, you feel
lost in the world,
a rootless soul,
all alone,

the stick of
memories,
of age old
values
precepts
and
practices,

reaped as
harvest
by toils of
generations
bygone,

will see
you home” !

Eroded by time
contours change,

ingrained
memories
only
remain
as
IDENTITY
of
people,

stripped bare
by values
alien to the
Land !!

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