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Dilip Chitre

Determined to Tell Lies

Determined to tell lies
People are able only to tell the truth –
Said Rahman

I said –
Leave aside truth and lies
People only speak

And what about people who don’t speak –
Asked Rahman –
What do they say?

I said –
You know religion, Rahman,
I don’t say a thing

DETERMINED TO TELL LIES

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Determined to Tell Lies

Determined to tell lies
People are able only to tell the truth –
Said Rahman

I said –
Leave aside truth and lies
People only speak

And what about people who don’t speak –
Asked Rahman –
What do they say?

I said –
You know religion, Rahman,
I don’t say a thing

Determined to Tell Lies

Determined to tell lies
People are able only to tell the truth –
Said Rahman

I said –
Leave aside truth and lies
People only speak

And what about people who don’t speak –
Asked Rahman –
What do they say?

I said –
You know religion, Rahman,
I don’t say a thing
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