Eemagi Tengthakhol (Cry of the Mother)
- Imagi teHTaKoL -

Dr. Konsam Suken Singh *

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toQlo kEdOrage nKoIbu
caAoba nHsu hLlo
yaIma nHsu neMTro
karigino naKoI nciN nanaAo myaMna
nKuYta KuYlaI paIduna
AZM AZM haYna sunariba
krisu mraL lEjadba
cMjraba nciN nanaAo kayabusu
ZMmi haIba matagum AoY nEriba
toQlo Icasa toQlo AmuQtdi
Ima yeHba ZMdre, Ima KaHba ware

he AcOba nHsu Kra mKEdi heNmLli
nsagi AoIjba Tiba heNmLli
nHna AhLli ImuHsigi yaIfnba
hoYnge haIdi lEtdna
nsagi kagidH mKLli
nsgi caAoKYnbdH mKLli
lM heLliba naca nanaAo mayaMsi
wrQ lEteMgedi haIddna
nHnduM heNna TOAoIsiLli
nHnaduM heNna hedoHgi
nHbu karMba mapi mapano?

THnana hiHmiN camiNnriba
kEroI lEkaI myaMse
kayada nuHZaIna saNti paLliba
Udbra naKoIbu Icasa
KHdbara mayaMse naKoIbu
nYtragna Una Una KHKHna
nasa nasagi narL lePnba hoYnabda
pHliba namiY siHdu taHsiNnribra
KHliba gyaN siHdu pHsiNnribra
wareda Imadi mayaMse Ubada
toQlone Icasa toQlo

naKoI naciN nanaAo mayaMna
AsuMna Amaga Amaga nuHsindba
nasa nasagita KNdun
KYna cEnana lErga
kEroI lEkaI nsuH namaNnba siHna
madugi KudoH caba lOragani
kLlQ peNnrMgani haIbasi
KHdbara naKoIbu Icasa
nYtragana AmuQsu KHna KHna
nasa nasagi kanaba yeHbada
pHliba namiYsiHdu taHsiNnribara

AmuQtadi UhLlugba Imagi miYsida
nuHsi caNnba saNti lEna hiHba
caAoKYpa ImuH haIbdo
toQlsi KNba Isagi kagi damQ
KLlasi Amata AoIna AEKoI puMba
ImuHsigi caAoKYnaba
hoYnarsi Amata AoIna AEKoI puNna
ImuHsigi caAoKY KoHTaH
ZaHKisi AmuQtHdi maleMsida
piQcrabsu AEKoIgi ImuH
noQcage maka laMna Imagi miYsida AmuQtadi

Toklo Keidourage Nakhoibu,
Chaoba nangsu hallo,
Yaima nangsu nemtharo,
Karigino nakhoi nachin-nanao mayamna,
Nakhutta khutlai paiduna,
Angam-angam haatna-sunariba;
Karisu maral leijadaba,
Chamjaraba nachin-nanao kayabusu,
Ngammi haiba matagum ot-neiriba.
Toklo eechasa toklo amuktadi,
Eema yengba ngamdre, ema khaangba ware.

Hey Achouba, nangsu khara-makheidi henmalli!
Nasagi oijaba thiba henmali.
Nangna ahalni EMUNG (family) sigi yaiphanaba,
Hotnage haidi leitadana,
Nasagi KA (room) gi dang makhalli,
Nasagi chaokhatnabadang makhalli;
Lam-helliba nacha-nanao mayamsi,
Warak-leitemgedi haidadana,
Nangnadum henna thawoisilli,
Nangnadum henna hedongi;
Nangbu karamba mapi-mapano!

Thangnana hingmin-chaminnariba,
Keiroi-leikai mayamse,
Kayada nungaina shanti leina palliba;
Udabara nakhoibu eechasa,
Khangdabara mayamse nakhoibu,
Nattragana una-una khangna-khangna,
Nasa nasagi Naral (fortunes) lepnaba hotnabada,
Paangliba nameet singdu tangsinnaribara!
Khangliba gyan singdu pangsinnaribara!!
Wareda Eemadi mayamse ubada,
Tokolo eechasa toklo !!

Nakhoi nachin nanao mayamna,
Asumna amaga-amaga nungsinada,
Nasa-nasagita khannaduna,
Khatna-cheinana leiraga,
Keiroi leikai nasung namannaba singna,
Madugi khudong chaba louramgani,
Kallak pennaramgani haibasi,
Khangdabara nakhoibu eechasa.
Nattragana amuksu khangna khangna,
Nasa nasagi kananaba yengbada,
Pangliba nameetsingdu tangsinnaribara!!

Amuktadi uhallu gaba Eemagi meet sida,
Nungsi-chanana Shanti-leina hingba,
Chaokhatpa EEMUNG haibado.
Toklasi khanba eesagi KA (room) gi damak,
Khallasi amata oina eikhoi pumba,
EEMUNG sigi chaokhatnaba,
Hotnarasi amata oina eikhoi punna,
EEMUNG sigi chaokhat-khongthang,
Ngankhisi amuktangdi malemsida,
Pikcharabasu EIKHOI gi EEMUNG,
Nokchage maka-laamna Eemagi meetsida amuktadi !!"

" Eemagi Tengthakhol" (Cry of the Mother) which I describe in simple language the feeling that must have been felt by our motherland Manipur in this present situation of the land. I beg pardon from everyone if it doesn't fit the suit in any way.
- Dr. Konsam Suken Singh.

* Poem written by Dr. Konsam Suken Singh who contributes to regularly. You can contact the poet at drsuken(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)in
This poem was webcasted on April 11, 2010.

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