POETRY:  Shame
Posted Dec 14, 2007

In memory of the 2000 men women and children killed in the state led genocide of Gujarat in 2002, and the 200,000 who lost their homes and dignity


I should be ashamed

of raising issues that divide

-they say.

But how can I forget

those they killed

mutilated and those they left

still hiding their nakedness .

I will shout from the rooftops

make memorials of poems

I will draw from the eyes

of the killers

not blood, but tears.

Ashok Gupta, October 2007, Vadodara Gujarat