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of a heavenly journey

a translation of a manipuri poem laireibak ta koiruba written by akhu chingangbam in september 2009

the original poem was sourced from his blog nungshi hidak (http://brimmingriver.blogspot.com)





one day the police stopped me at minuthong*
they frisked me, my body and my bag
they found nothing but they took me away
yeah, they took me away on their vehicle

i asked: ‘where are you taking me to?’
and i added: ‘it’s been long i had rode on a vehicle
i’m feeling dizzy’

one of the cops screamed:
‘keep quiet, you bad breath!’

i told him:
‘yeah i must be smelling foul
it’s been long i’ve been a mute
for i was born in this land of mutes

‘but i can speak now
i can see it now
an apparent final day of my life'

another cop barked:
‘blindfold him!’

then the vehicle screeched and stopped
i requested: ‘what, pray tell, have i done?’
the third cop was considerate:
‘i’m high right now on booze and pills
but you don’t look like a local
you are dark
you are ugly
smelly armpit, scraggy beard
and see th…

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