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Theme: Satire

I Still Say Happy New Year

I still say HAPPY NEW YEAR
When my sister and daughter cry in fear
With their hearts bleeding in despair

I went down the streets
Joined political heavyweights
And demanded rights
For Lesbians, gays, and unnatural pests
Not realizing they had their eyes
Set on way back to power
No matter what
Traditions of the land demanded

Then why did I not
Urge the apex court
To legalize rape
On a land where every man is a rapist
And every woman a victim
With her hymen and heart
Broken and bleeding?

If all men of the country
Voted for me
Won’t I walk back to the chair?
Who cares for a sister or mother?

I still say HAPPY NEW YEAR
A pig lost in its own mire
Of values borrowed from the West
And yet thinks it is the best!


More By  :  Madathil Rajendran Nair

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Comments on this Poem

Comment Nair sir going through in his vision......Nairji zindabab

mohd anwar
06-Jan-2014 05:54 AM

Comment Rajanji, a self-critical good poem composed on a current, burning subject. Keep on writing.

02-Jan-2014 09:58 AM

Comment A very thought-provoking poem nairji, written straight from the heart that would touch the core of every reader's heart. However, I believe that we as sensitive poets, we should be more inclusive and not label people or equate persons with a different orientation with "unnatural pests"... Much appreciate your New Year thoughts and angst that have been very well articulated in this poem.

Padmaja Iyengar
02-Jan-2014 07:54 AM

Comment That is a bomb-blast on New Year Day. Well done. Very intense and thought-provoking. Keep it up, Nairji.

Rian John
02-Jan-2014 05:10 AM

Comment A politically linked poetic expression....

02-Jan-2014 02:00 AM

Comment Some sort of gene mutation happening to the mankind or mere convenience and escape from shouldering the natural responsibility of raising the next generation. Like the faded Hippie culture of the care- free reveling community living!

Sathees Chnadran
01-Jan-2014 23:42 PM

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