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Questions Should Be Asked

Photo: Paul Keller. CC-BY.

Questions should be asked
The slave has no right to ask questions
If you want to be independent
Put the dress of questions on inconsistencies
The right to know about the creator-birth-death
and even about the affairs of state, is innate

Do the clouds independently write their autobiographies
The fierce wind does not ask anyone
To plant a kiss on the lips of an attic
Why does a river offer her offspring fish
To the human being
The racked sacks of grain keeping ears alert
On the yard of the custom department
Is he a progeny of a donkey.

All animals have the right to ask questions
Even if it is a snake
If you want, you can call the Creator
You can love the stars by heart and
make cakes with dust.

You can sleep in the shade of the sun
You can create a window in the south-west corner

You should build the columns of house with thunder of questions
And you should take license of a firearm
from the hailstorm
So that you can open fire
If you do not get an answer.


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Rezauddin Stalin is a noted Bengali poet. Born in 1962 in Nalbhanga village of Greater Jessore district, his poems have been translated into 42 languages. He is also a successful media personality, who offers his basic thoughts on various issues of the society to give us light.

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