Question by R. Tagore___ translated by Ranu
The title of this poem is ‘Question’
O God,you sent messengers so many times
in this cruel world___
they said,’forgive all, ‘said give love___
remove all bad thoughts from your heart’.
they are respected, they are remembered, still outside
in these bad times their efforts failed.
I saw secret jealousy in the insincere darkness
how it hit the helpless people.
I saw ____no justice against the criminals
the verdict went against the innocent and made them cry quietly.
I saw young boys running to save their lives
what a painful death they suffered.
My voice is silent today, my flute has lost its melody.
In this dark fortnight who has
destroyed my world that seems like a nightmare.
This is why I ask you with tearful eyes____
those who have poisoned your air, turned off your lights,
did you forgive them, did you love them?