Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Ishq ki Ijaazat

By Satyanshu Singh and Devanshu Singh

Let love be my right,
No longer a crime
Accept us as your own,
It’s the call of our times.
Perhaps He has answers,
Who made us as one.
Yet are of different hues
Are our passions spun.
And you deride us,
Of nature we ain’t
For you are the masses
And our numbers faint.
So we’ll barter for Love
Your Gods and your saints.
The passage of age drips
Painted with our please
But you did not relent
The slander never ceased.
You who want to change us,
Answer us please
Where is the justice
In your blind reproval?
In fear-draped cocoons
Hidden we’ve lain
Under archaic curtains
That color our pain
Now banish these laws
Unshackle these chains
Now treat us like equals
Embraced without blame.
Accept us as your own,
It’s the call of our times.
When has Love played
by the rules of faith?
Or chained the helpless
And made caste its wraith?
Or stood bounded by borders
Or the travails of age?
Then why are we singled
To be stopped by your rage?
This meeting of hearts,
Your blessings can tether.
You and we, all in love
Celebrating together.
So accept us as yours,
It’s the need of the times.
Let love be my right,
No longer a crime


To see the original "video-poem" of this piece, go here.

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