Treasure Island

hasmukh amathalal

(17/05/1947 / Vadali, Dist: - sabarkantha, Gujarat, India)

Power Corrupts


“Power corrupts everybody”
“Absolute power corrupts absolutely”
Gandhi* said” leave the power after independence”
The disciples of non violence chose to retain it for chance

Ghandhiji* wanted village based industry
So village people have to face no dependency
Many of his trusted lieutenants turned greedy
Showed later on how much they were power hungry

It was their vision for the country
Russians really turned mighty
They held one fifth of the entire globe
Chinese empire too inherited but with more land to probe

The communism suited to Chinese well
Russians failed to spread message to people
Indian were riddled with castes and regionalism
In between the struggle was forgotten with nationalism

The Chinese have emerged as strongest power
Russians have disintegrated and have no effective power
Indians have faired no better and lost the direction
Whole of country is divided and failed to capitalize the action

The country is ruled by lawless system
There is no effective system to rule them
The corruption is taking heavy toll
Poor is suffering with more hardship to tell

Still there is hope and it may work
The country needs promising word
The new generation may provide the lead
Only future has to be seen and well read

*Gandhiji… Father of Indian Nation

Submitted: Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Edited: Wednesday, March 12, 2014

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  • Mehta Hasmukh Amathalal (3/11/2014 10:45:00 PM)

    rhyming general review of world history focused in china, india, and russia

    ian seim22 minutes ago
    make sure to check for typos... but I like the style overall. reminds me of a satirical kurt vonnegut poem (don't know if that's what you were going for but I like for this reason nonetheless) . also i'd experiment with discussing ideas that not everyone is overly familiar with. I like the * and cryptic spelling and ellipses going on here, again maybe not intentional but that seems to be a strong point in this piece. (Report) Reply

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