By Sutputra Radheye
THE MAN he stands like shield as the bullets hit his body, he jumps inside the house to save the children stuck in the fire he climbs the pole to fix the wires for the bulbs to glow at night he cleans the drains for the cities to prevent flooding, he carries the bricks and builds the house, he farms the land and commits suicide when he can’t repay the loan, he drives your motors around the world, he who is not a millionaire or a minister, he who struggles everyday to feed his family, to provide he is the man no one talks about. 16 AUGUST, 2022 on the request of the government indians bought flags to celebrate seventy-five years of independence they put it on their gates bikes, cars, buses and trucks some wore tricolour pagris* while some badges the next day was different as those flags were being dumped on the streets, on the banks and beaches, polluting the india they worshiped a day before *Turbans in Hindi
Sutputra Radheye is a young poet from India. He has published two poetry collections — Worshipping Bodies(Notion Press) and Inqalaab on the Walls (Delhi Poetry Slam). His works are reflective of the society he lives in and tries to capture the marginalised side of the story.
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