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The “If” and “Cannot” of Naga Nationalism

By   /  May 26, 2018  /  Poems  /  Comments Off on The “If” and “Cannot” of Naga Nationalism

By Kaka D. Iralu  If “revelation” was just a creation of man pretending to be God; and if human history was just a fairy tale of monkeys evolving into man; Then why should I waste my time defending my unique history and my lands? After all, when another country is ready to pay for my development […]

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Kekhrie Apfo (Loving Mother)

By   /  May 12, 2018  /  Poems  /  Comments Off on Kekhrie Apfo (Loving Mother)

A name That always comes to mind In pain or in joy In fears or in courage A name we all call Mother, Mother Loving all in all To wake u for our times To feed us for our strength To run for our errands Mother, Mother Even when in grief And shames we brought […]

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Sonnet to My Mum

By   /  May 12, 2018  /  Poems  /  Comments Off on Sonnet to My Mum

Life has not been easy As you drift apart for a reason You keep yourself busy Why I have to face all those season. You missed all those days of green Past can never be seen. As you someday I’ll grow old And my hair will turn gold. When the world takes me to the […]

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Happy Mother’s Day in Heaven

By   /  May 11, 2018  /  Poems  /  Comments Off on Happy Mother’s Day in Heaven

Dear Mum in Heaven I Just Want You to Know How Much I Miss You Everyday And How Much I Love You So I Cannot Send You a Card But I Can Send My Love Upon the Wings of Angels To Heaven Up Above I Wish You Happy Mother’s Day For You Were the Best […]

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I Have a Dream (#Naga_manu_laga_sapna)

By   /  March 26, 2018  /  Poems  /  Comments Off on I Have a Dream (#Naga_manu_laga_sapna)

By A. Anato Swu | EMN I am a naga, and I have a dream: Of our Land peopled by a united tribe, Pledged to live as Heavens prescribe; And love & kindness for all subscribe. I am a naga, and I have a dream: Of our land free from unabated corruption, That has eroded […]

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The Women’s Fight

By   /  March 7, 2018  /  Poems  /  Comments Off on The Women’s Fight

By Eyingbeni Hümtsoe-Nienu | EMN Shame! Shame! Shame the silence! That hushes her pain, Takes away her years, And gives her tears. She was fourteen when a stranger raped her, They tried to abort the baby, But it was way too late. They gave the infant away to strangers, Nevermore to meet again, But the C-scar […]

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Human Body, Greatest Temple

By   /  January 20, 2018  /  Poems  /  Comments Off on Human Body, Greatest Temple

By Mithilesh Kumar Sinha | EMN Human body, greatest temple Made by omnipotent God Outside of ourselves impossible To find omnipresent Lord The temple outside around us Constructed by human beings Representation of image of God Where be possible statue-seeing For seeing God visiting all the Temples with only a selfish motive Without discovering temple within […]

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In the Beginning

By   /  January 9, 2018  /  Poems  /  Comments Off on In the Beginning

By Ningreichon Tungshang | EMN When life was breathed Hope and dignity was weaved Thy who gave us freedom Gave us land we now protect, With our lives and history So that our stories and streams will be free And our minds and spirit un-oppressed Our ancestors taught us land is sacred And gave us their […]

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Bordered Differences: “Envisaging a Naga Path”

By   /  January 6, 2018  /  Poems  /  Comments Off on Bordered Differences: “Envisaging a Naga Path”

By Asangba Tzudir | EMN Ingrained in a unique history and identity, as a Naga peoples’ … Down a beautiful memory lane, there’s a Naga path, Almost forgotten to the brink of oblivion. It lays waiting, to embrace and assert, With dignity and integrity. Nagas, all across the borders, A peoples’ Identity finds threatened, From ‘who’ […]

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Naga Day

By   /  January 2, 2018  /  Poems  /  Comments Off on Naga Day

By Easterine Kire | EMN This is our story: In 1929 The Naga Club Submitted a memorandum to the Simon Commission The first written record That stated ‘Nagas are one’ They made it clear They did not belong To any other but the Naga race Not to the Indian Not to the Burman But to themselves […]

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