This is an email greeting i received from George Goldy yesterday with a very inspiring poem. i post it hear for friends who visit this blog.
An irrelevant birth in the manger,
Of an ordinary, unimportant, child,
The spaceless birth,
The pains and agonies of a virgin mother,
To bear the identity of slumhood,
To live amidst betrayed, battered and undignified.
Traditions changed, trends changed
Years changed, volume changed
Language changed, literature changed,
Yet there is something unchanged,
Rather unwilling to change,
The labour of this new birth
Still striving to break the womb
And see this world
The voice of freedom,
The voice of humanhood,
The voice of liberation,
The voice of brotherhood
Had been battered ever than before
Suffered more than in the history
The days ahead are more brutal and violent
Anyone dare to oppose it will be anti-national,
Or a terrorist,
Don’t dare, YOU
Dalits, Adivasis, Women, Working Class
Blacks, Ethnics, Indigenous, Subalterns
Minorities, Majority, etc. etc.
Yet! There’s hope that one day
The bells of freedom and liberty will ring…
The flag of peace and love will fly up high in the sky...
Over the earth, in the world,
In every country, every province
In every town, every village.
May this Christmas and the New Year 2010 bring back the hopes of freedom, liberty and peace for all. Let the year 2010 be a step forward in gaining strength and courage. Let's greet each other with the hope that this year would be a better one is the struggle for justice, freedom and fuller humanity
Wishing you a meaningful Christmas and a happy, and violence-free YEAR 2010