Theme: Satire


The greed in you was higher
that made you
devour much money 
and more medals
now pretend 
not to vomit them out 
at present
to gulp down more
in future
from the generous donors
with extra large heart!

Pulling your own hair 
or brandishing your brain
is a violence
in a way,
censuring the system
or tonsuring your heads
is not the solution
to this oft-occurring itching.

If you are truly infested 
with political lice
that make you lose 
your head
over the trifles
or the faults
with the sucking system
delouse the thoughts
politically wrought 
anti or pro
and write at length 
the bloody bold letters
of people's blues 
and your bruised soul.

Unchanging system of politics
remains unchanged
even if you change 
your selves 
your shelves
your gender, 
fast color, 
principled attitude,
and the unroyal loyalty
for the prospect 
of some royal royalty! 


More By  :  Bhaskaranand Jha Bhaskar

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Comments on this Poem

Comment A sharp slap in the face of this special "royalty" who demand a permanent royalty for themselves. They are making a mountain out of a molehill. They are portraying some stray situations as ubiquitous and as if the entire nation is at war with itself. Your effective & powerful poem has exposed their repulsive antics. These propagandist writers/intellectuals are megalomaniac attention-seekers. A Sanskrit sloka exposes the desperate ways of such attention-mongers. “Break a pot, tear off some cloth, ride a donkey – do something or the other like this, and you will turn famous.”

U Atreya Sarma
31-Oct-2015 10:29 AM

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