Leaning towards the truth with own knowledge

Original Poem in Maithili by Gajendra Thakur Translated into English by Lucy Gracy of New York.

Father had faith in avoiding lie
Everyone should prosper with honesty
The desire of sacrificing life for the country
Cannot see people
Following him
They don’t understand value of truth and sense of prosperity
Independence and nation
Weightless against selfishness
Then what to change? Gist of my education!
Change the way to the same destiny
Accept the way of toughness
But shouting is in vain
Just keep on rendering your job
Let them know who can understand
Let them know and misjudge
Let them judge us powerful
They will be defeated
Before they will know the real truth
When I saw truth of my father decaying
With eyes of my knowledge
Then only I realised I cannot
Give up the way of toughness


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