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Daddy Is Not Back Yet

Daddy Is Not Back Yet

  • Naveen Sanchar

  • आइतवार, साउन २८, २०८०

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Daddy Is Not Back Yet

Siddhi Charan Shrestha

It’s raining
and the wind howling.
Late evening thickens its grip;
the lamps have been lit
the meal is ready
Mom is shouting –
Daddy hasn’t come yet.

Time has changed,
the autocratic power-mongers have been dethroned,
the shackles have broken, they say
and yet, freedom hasn’t come.
Progress is still far away
and democracy farther.
Mom is shouting –
Daddy hasn’t come yet.

With the sling of our thought,
and with imagination’s bludgeon
the head of darkness has been dismantled
and yet, a new morn hasn’t dawned.
A new time is yet to come.
Mom is shouting –
Daddy hasn’t come yet.

[Translation of Shrestha’s Poem “Baa Aaunubhayeko Chhaina”, done by Mahesh Paudyal]


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