A Poem –  “ From shadows to stars”      

Rohith, no respite in life or death

Never more than “a vote, an identity”


You saw it all coming, didn’t you?

With your stargazing eyes…


Must have wondered

The stillness above and the unquiet below

Is that why you loved the stars and the sky?


Life hurt you at every turn, mortally

But how could you remain so full of love

and  heart?


If  schools, colleges and universities are

The killing fields for you

To hell with them!


From stardust

Back to stardust

But where do you leave the rest?


So many Rohiths

In the open sun

And so many vultures waiting………