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Theme: Society


Exploiting, dividing
Intimidating, terrorizing
Injecting fear
the mafia barons
trample the commandments
and plunder
hand in glove
with the corporate world
and debauch politicians
The law makers
mind not
the degradation of morality
decadence of ethics
             so much for the contagious influence of fear
the Constitution gets misrepresented
for fraudulent gains
And “We, the People …”
suppressed and scared
carrying the burden
of a dead soul
keep glorifying the devil!

Who said
Dictatorship is dead?


More By  :  Rajender Krishan

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Comments on this Poem

The thought process is right- expressions differ-

Aju Mukhopadhyay
22-Nov-2012 07:05 AM

Comment Thank you all for your comments. More so to those who grasped the logic.

20-Nov-2012 11:17 AM

Comment 20 Nov. '12
TO: Mr. Rajender Krishan
Honestly, I didn't enjoy "Mortification" as a 'poem' and I was wondering if I just read a poem or a newspaper report! The aesthetic / spiritual height, which I perceived in some of your recent poems, is missing largely in "Mortification" . True, all our poems are rooted in human weal and woe and ground realities, but if these will not transcend these basics, they may largely appear as 'newspaper report' rather than a poem. A good number of your earlier poems passed this test, as aforesaid, yet I want to give another example as follows.
You might have heard of the Bengali poet Sukanta Bhattacharya who emerged from the Communist ideology. In one of his poems he portrays a street beggar staring greedily at the Moon in a full moon night. He fancies the Moon as - "Purnimar Chand jeno se jhalsano Ruti" [= The Moon of Purnima (full moon night) is, as if, an oven fresh Ruti (=bread).]. This may sound ghastly to an aesthete but can its aesthetic value be denied? Does it not score over the newspaper report that teeming millions are ailing in hunger?
I'm sure you'll take my comment ion the right spirit.
Rajat Das Gupta

Rajat Das Gupta
20-Nov-2012 08:28 AM

Comment Apt!
All African/South-Asian/Arab or middle-east/Latin American political practices get critiqued here. Dictatorships are endemic institutions in most parts of the world.
The frustration and disenchantment of the hoi polloi captured so well by a perceptive Rajender Krishan.

Sunil Sharma
20-Nov-2012 01:17 AM

Comment Rajender, I'm a little confused about which government you are refering to. If it is US, the mafia is not an influence here for many years. There are many lobbying for benefits of all kinds and who want someone else to pay for them. I remain interested in your work..Steve

Steve Talbert
19-Nov-2012 18:21 PM

Comment Providence is in control at all times. Greed is endemic in rich and poor, as are all human virtues and vices. That is why there is discontent among the rich, even as there is contentment among the poor.

>Who said
Dictatorship is dead?<
proves that life is so structured whatever the circumstances, be it democracy or dictatorship. Yet, it is all providential - as the best for humanity; that there is freedom only within the heart that loves God.

19-Nov-2012 11:13 AM

Comment Thought provoking words heal us. Breezy style of writing captivates All..

19-Nov-2012 04:52 AM

Comment A scathing commentary on today's India that is Bharat! Thanks for sharing.

Padmaja Iyengar
19-Nov-2012 02:11 AM

Comment Rajendra ji,

Well said! In India, we are now free of one beast that cause immense fear, we wonder when the hoards of others will follow suite...:)


Julia Dutta
19-Nov-2012 00:54 AM

Comment and one such ...'mahima mandan' we saw yesterday....at shivaji park, mumbai !

farhat farooqui
19-Nov-2012 00:13 AM

Comment Social wrath ringing loud and clear!

Pavalamani Pragasam
18-Nov-2012 22:17 PM

Comment Haha..Glorified dictatorship!

18-Nov-2012 22:08 PM

Comment They say: Don't speak ill of the dead! That is right. But should truth be buried to harm the living? Truth must be spoken, even when it hurts!

My Word
18-Nov-2012 20:42 PM

Comment Brave words and they are so true!

18-Nov-2012 17:56 PM

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