Treasure Island

Kishore Asthana

(Lucknow, India)

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Hooks in our psyche floating free
Waiting for our greed to grab them
Fishing for fools in the consumer pool
That's the job of the Ad-Men

If I could steal the bait off hooks
I would do it in every river
I'd tie the lines to crannies and nooks
And watch the baiters quiver

Let truth let out its barbed string
Keeping all greed at bay
Let the jingle singers sing
But
Let the facts have their say

Submitted: Saturday, December 03, 2005

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