Thank the Lord they cremated him for good,
Ponder a little, if only you would.
It would have hurt even in the grave,
To reside in a land, lived in by the dead.
There was a time when the industries were set,
The second five year plan was carved for the nation at unrest.
The capitalists then acted as socialists,
The major offices all were state‘s.
With all the trust chacha Nehru stood on,
Realizing the dream of a sovereign republic live long.
The Chinese betrayal took his life,
But worse was Kashmir on a hinge, up to debate.
We have made a progress since then,
Hundred crore scams the norm of the day.
With the nation now guided by a spineless center,
Who can show us the way, the common man banters.
They dystopia is looking down,
Malice in its eyes, carrying a frown.
We now settle the disputes by force,
Justice is nothing till it all does down.
“see! The riots in Gujarat were a mighty show,
Now the Muslims are afraid to strike any blow.“
Such (pitiful) views are endorsed by the party leaders,
Fills your eyes with sadness and throat with hunger.
True, the state is since riot free,
But the destruction left in the wake is for all to see.
The democratic cycle is completing a full round,
Tibet question still looms, as does the Himalayan crown.
The rage of the naxalites is still rampant,
The demands of Nagaland and Telangna still effervescent.
These were the same problems we had in the sixties,
Made much progress, really, have we?
Bending our backs to please the communist neighbour,
As the world celebrated year last, the year of the dragon.
So please don’t get me wrong when I say,
I am sure as glad the Mahatma is dead.
i c, u ve been reading indian modern history, good 1
Thank you brother. All the more, it feels great coming from you. 😀
The truth and path of non- violence he once taught,
Are all but forgotten.
The divide and rule was carefully wrought
Matters aren’t solved but fought.
What are we today?
Hindus and Muslims? Not all
We are Indians, togetherness we forget
In this milieu of insecurity and threat
Jinnah-Nehru seem to come alive
As individual concerns rapidly thrive
When parties fight elections,
The laymen cannot make a decision
Who’s worthy enough?
To bring the nation out of confusion.
(These impromptu lines crossed my disturbed head as I read the poem.)
Beautiful stuff. 🙂
And who is this anonymous here, I see you‘ve taken good time to feel this piece!
The anonymous likes to keep the anonymity. Good article though 🙂
Haha. Fair deal. 🙂
I stopped complaining about the Administrative System when I asked myself just 1 question.. WTF m I doing to change it? Nothing..
Seriously you’ll find loads of people complaining one way or the other. We don’t need writers, poets.. We need people like Manohar Parrikar..
P.S.: I knw the comment is very aggresive (myt be offensive also though non-intended), bt this post deserves the discussion on it 🙂
none taken. 🙂
dude. well does that mean that you’ve stopped thinking about the stuff? me, i ponder about, feel this. who knows maybe in some time, i try go and change it.
even if i don’t participate so much now, there is a part which burns knowing that i could have, one needs to- that’s an omnipresent fact.
Justice is what Justice needs to be.
We need to survive everyday and reconcile with change and its manipulative, ecstatic Tandav.
We live nevertheless.
Kill, drown, burn each other
But then, we still manage live.
Till our time.
true said. but pains nevertheless. and it hurts allthemore.