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Dr John Celes

Veteran Poet - 2,715 Points (14-2-1957 / Coimbatore, Tamilnadu, India)

‘I’m Anna! ’ - Movement: Poem on Corruption in India

The poor become poorer each day
The rich turn richer every way
Corruption is the cause that may
Prevent a nation’s progress, Aye!

Corruption rules the world in ways
Indiscernible yet, always;
The common man’s heart, mind and face
Reveals the menace in each case

Corruption wears so many masks;
The corrupt in lucre’s sun basks;
All accept it and no one asks,
‘Why burden-some turn daily tasks? ’

Corruption has gone too rampant;
It runs amok like an elephant;
The poor man’s life is like an ant;
Mass rallies slogans only chant.

The war to curb corruption’s on;
Good youth in India have been born;
The people get gleanings of corn,
While sheaves in rich men’s homes adorn.

Corruption’s the cause of price-rise;
Share-markets play a game like dice;
Taxes have grown mammoth in size;
A tax-payer ashamed then dies.

Which leader will then stem this rot?
– Democracy is badly caught;
The fight must be much bravely fought
Till freedom after Freedom’s got!
Dedicated to ‘ I’m Anna! ’ movement hero in India
Shri. Anna Hazare

Copyright by Dr John Celes 21-08-11

Submitted: Sunday, August 21, 2011

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  • Rookie - 149 Points Queeny Gona (8/28/2013 6:23:00 AM)

    Hatts off to this way of write. A great tribute to the real Hero! You have dipicted the contemperory scenario in cristal clear. Voted 10+++ (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,399 Points Dave Walker (8/27/2011 3:23:00 PM)

    Like it. Take a look at my new
    Poem called, indian man. Its
    Short but to the point (Report) Reply

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