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veeraiyah subbulakshmi


Someone Asked Me


When you walk on the red carpet with shoes laced with corrupt cattle dung,
When you stand near the podium with forgotten script and in cloudy mind,
When you promised to be the leader with unfulfilled plans,
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  • Karen Sinclair (10/1/2012 2:55:00 AM)

    Hello Veeraiyah, there is so much i appreciate about this poem, firstly the composition. The when's are almost a return to the beginning and the present (a pendulum of time) . I also like that you do not go off on confusing tangents which so often happens in political writes. You stick to the facts as you see them and use great lines such as...

    shoes laced with corrupt cattle dung, and...team that builds white elephants

    but my favourite two which seem to lead to and fro to me are...forgotten script and in cloudy mind, and make for the betterment of existing humor? ......tyvm karen (Report) Reply

  • Chris Blazo (9/28/2012 8:10:00 PM)

    A very good write in contrast! I like the ironic stance you portrayed. Thank you for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Lyn Paul (9/27/2012 5:35:00 AM)

    Hello Veeraiyah, wow that is deep. I hope you have a good answer. Interesting writing. Thank You (Report) Reply

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