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Sacrificial Goats

by Dr. Jaipal Singh
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People sacrifice poor goats
To seek divine intervention
In a hope to ward off
A bad omen or ill fate.

It's an act of savagery
Under the false notion -
Sacrifice of an innocent soul
Can head off another...

When will our people awake
To make a common sacrifice
Of the real sacrificial goats -
Chronic scams, corruption and favoritism?

11-May-2013

More By  : Dr. Jaipal Singh

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Comments on this Poem

Comment Kulbirji, I,m afraid there is no shortcut or short answer!

Most of the social, political and economic evils are consequence of human greed and lust for money, power and sex.

You can't change society or people with slogans, sermons or even laws but you can certainly influence others through your own conduct with right values and ethics. There is a better chance of people following you if you 'walk your talk'.

You can trust me if I tell you, for illustration, now at fairly high level in governance, I never ask my colleagues, subordinates and those in proximity to do things which I would not like to do myself. If you look around, perhaps you will find many people having marathon debates on morality and ethics in society and following double standards in own case.

Every person has to set a reasonable quotient for 'self satisfaction' because it is difficult to follow absolute values and no one else can decide or dictate your needs and aspirations in life.

Perhaps it is a good achievement if I can change myself for better. May be, at least, some others will be inspired to join me in the process...

jairathore
12-May-2013 00:20 AM

Comment I'm glad to find a friend in you who thinks on same lines, Rupradhaji.

jairathore
11-May-2013 23:50 PM

Comment Qood questions - any answers?

Kulbir
11-May-2013 15:48 PM

Comment I have the same question..well said..

Rupradha
11-May-2013 13:40 PM


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