Walk alone

ekla cholo re

When there is a heavy load to bear and you find that there’s no company, sometimes you need to walk on alone.

Inspired and named after Tagore’s beautiful, nationalistic poem, “Ekla cholo re”. It is an exhortation to follow your heart, alone if necessary.

“Ekla cholo re”, 24″ X 36″ acrylic on canvas.

with apologies to Tagore

Walk alone

If they do not answer to your call, walk alone.

If they are afraid and cower mutely facing the wall,
“unfortunate” one,
open your mind and speak out alone.

If they turn away, and desert you when crossing the wilderness,
“unfortunate” one,
trample those thorns under your tread,
and along the bloodied track travel alone.

If they do not hold up the light on that stormy night,
“unfortunate” one,
with the flame of pain ignite your heart
and let it shine alone.

“unfortunate” – as indeed you are the opposite if you follow your heart

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