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Oedipus:
An 'Ode' to Indian Nationalism

SARBPREET SINGH

 

 

 



This is the second in a series of poems and essays by Sarbpreet Singh, marking the 30th year since the anti-Sikh pogroms in India and the continuing struggle to bring the 1984 mass-murderers to justice.

 

 

I love you so much

Mother

I have shed blood

To rid you of the

Cruel yoke

 

Now you are free

And mine alone

Pure at last

Your shackles broken

Sovereign. Shining crown

Upon your head

 

I have washed the shame

Of a million frenzied couplings

Off your body and your clothes

You are virtuous virginal

Mother

And I shall shed blood again

To keep you so

 

 

October 25, 2013

 

Conversation about this article

1: Harmeet Singh (USA), October 25, 2013, 7:18 AM.

A well-deserved mockery of India's genocidal Hindu nationalism.

2: Amarjit Singh Duggal (Atlanta, Georgia, USA), October 25, 2013, 12:45 PM.

Lovely!

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