Dr. Bhushan Amol Darkase
Kanshiram tilled the earth
Sowed the seeds of Sant Kabir, Phule, Ambedkar and many more
Sprinkled enlightened labour—
Sprouts of change germinated
Meanwhile, the dormant dominant
Churning bile of casteist weed
ate the margins of the fence,
The core of the uprising.
The soil is barren now
Where once the fertile land awoke
now is ridden with poisonous weeds;
The fault is my own
I forgot to water the roots of revolt
And now I know what Baba meant by
“Social revolution is the mother of the political revolution”.
Now is the time to
Pull out the weeds
Own the Enlightenment
Water the seeds of change again
With Buddha’s fountain of revolution.
Dr. Bhushan Amol Darkase is an Assistant Professor in VDGMC Latur and has an M.D. Dermatology, and Fellowship in Diagnostic Dermatology.