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Theme: Hypocrisy

Sly

by Rajender Krishan
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When mind wanders elsewhere
insincere becomes the prayer,
Blame not the chosen deity
that ignores the phony piety

Ready to kill and destroy
in the name of the unknown,
Unwilling to bend even a bit
to render help to downtrodden

Advising everyone of good action
flowered with expressive speech,
Talk not of doctrines or morality
if practicing not, what you preach
  

21-Aug-2020

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Comments on this Poem

Comment Much needed and poetic description of hypocrisy - a societal worm

ANEETA CHAKRABARTY
28-Aug-2020 12:39 PM

Comment
This is educative and ethical asking one to remember. Wish you continue happily!

Aju Mukhopadhyay
24-Aug-2020 05:55 AM

Comment A fine poetic hit and dig at the hidden agenda. The Sly are more dangerous and do incalculable damage to the moral fibre and sensitivity to human well-being. The last two lines are a sensible rebuke to the cheats who play and practice fraud. A good poem!
R. K. Bhushan Sabharwal

R. K. Bhushan Sabharwal
24-Aug-2020 03:10 AM

Comment Example is better precept is the thing deliberation here in this poem.
If you have to give a lesson, first follow you then give you it to the other people.

bijay kant dubey
22-Aug-2020 07:27 AM

Comment Each word is thought provoking! The discourse forces one to reflect on self. And then self introspection renders one speechless.

Sanjay Chowdhary
21-Aug-2020 14:57 PM


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