Brave son: A poem by Goutam Dutta

The son is back home.
of the soil,
Of the tiny hamlet;
Where the river
overflows its banks every monsoon.
Of the parents;
Who got a new identity
Now recognized
as the parents of that son.
Of the schoolmaster;
Who never thought
he could do anything worthwhile.

He is now back!
Draped in the tricolor;
His sacrifice
has now earned him the sobriquet
Brave son of the Motherland!