Theme: Satire

Promises with Salt..!

Come, the election year
And we will get to hear
Promises loud and clear
To gullible voters’ cheer.
How I sincerely wish
That these promises selfish
Come with a packet of salt
That reminds us to halt...
Yes, for a moment halt,
Take a pinch of the salt
And seriously introspect
Over the promises suspect...


More By  :  Padmaja Iyengar-Paddy

Views: 1368     Comments: 13

Comments on this Poem

Comment Completely agree Shiva.

Padmaja Iyengar
24-Jun-2013 06:17 AM

Comment Yes very apt but what we need to introspect is the standard we have set for these selfish Politicos. WE and only WE are responsible.

23-Jun-2013 22:20 PM

Comment Quite agree with you Jaipalji.

Padmaja Iyengar
23-Jun-2013 10:10 AM

Comment Padmajaji, I don't intend to spoil the spirit of satire but, like many others, politics is also like a profession now. What we see in normal life around - A few really excel and do for others too, an overwhelming majority is neutral and focus on self, and some others are really bad and do harm to society. The same is true for politician also...and there is a lot of scope for improvement at all levels.

22-Jun-2013 03:58 AM

Comment So true Renu Kala. During elections, it's either TINA (There Is No Alternative) factor or the Anti Incumbancy factor that drives the voters' preferences. Adding pwepper too is a good idea Kulbir :-))

Padmaja Iyengar
22-Jun-2013 03:28 AM

Comment Padmaja,

Agree with you!

I'll add pepper too!

21-Jun-2013 12:56 PM

Comment And after we select them we think, may be next time we will choose the best ......., nice poem Padmaja maam

Renu kala
21-Jun-2013 10:39 AM

Comment Thanks Dr. Rajalakshmi, Hema and Kingshuk. Yes agree Hema, these promises need to be taken with a bagful of salt and Kingshuk we all know that all political change in India is just cosmetic and political class doesn't care for its voters and votaries...

Padmaja Iyengar
21-Jun-2013 09:16 AM

Comment So true....we will again go to cast our votes. Change of power will not bring in any change though!

21-Jun-2013 01:13 AM

Comment too much salt! Lovely verse in your candid style

Hema Ravi
21-Jun-2013 00:41 AM

Comment Very true and nicely written

21-Jun-2013 00:26 AM

Comment Thanks Rupradha.

Padmaja Iyengar
20-Jun-2013 23:59 PM

Comment great..very well written..

rupradha mookerjee
20-Jun-2013 14:07 PM

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