Mansara – Nibha Shah

Art/Entertainment Literature News


Tuesday, August 10, 2021
By sweating
if the world changed
the porter’s world
would have changed much earlier Mansara.

By bloodshed
if the world changed
People’s world
would have changed much earlier Mansara.

While Mansara!
the world transforms
by blood and sweat.
The world which didn’t change
by blood and sweat
Why it didn’t change ?
Anyday
have you ever heard Mansara
the crackling of the fire ?
the fire is speaking Mansara.

When the firewood we chopped
after someone else burns
the fire is not our own Mansara.
The one who don’t have fire
don’t have their own light Mansara.
Who don’t have their own light
world of those doesn’t change Mansara

Have you ever heard
the crackling of fire Mansara?
The fire is speaking Mansara.

When the land we dig
gets registered in someone else’s name
the soil is no more our own Mansara.
The tummy is not full
if the soil is not your own Mansara
For those whose stomach is not full
the world doesn’t change Mansara

Anyday
Have you ever heard
the crackling of the fire Mansara ?
The fire is speaking Mansara.
The gun we carry
if someone else orders
the power is not our own Mansara.
For those who don’t possess power
the world doesn’t change Mansara
Anyday
Have you ever heard
the crackling of the fire Mansara ?
The fire is speaking Mansara.
Listen to the voice of the fire Mansara
(Translated by Laxmi Pun)