How to Plan Great Escape

How to plan great escape, every one’s feet are tied
How in this habitat under siege, fetters could be untied

I am ready for sacrifice, but let my judge adjudge
Who is indicting whom, before I am tried

Knock at the door today sounds so familiar
Who will pin the blame on me, my guilt to be classified

The martyr had climbed the scaffold long time ago
How his image is all fresh, hauntingly dignified

When truth is all smothered in the dock at bay
Who will explain niceties of law, not to remain tongue tied

Along will my detractors are my friends also free
Who will shoot the first arrow, they need to decide…

– Parveen Shakir

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