Veeraiyah Subbulakshmi

Alcoholism In Tamil Nadu, S.India - Poem by Veeraiyah Subbulakshmi

How to send them to school clean and tidy,
When they have to pass through the muddy roads,
All politicians of my country should walk on this path,
Before they go to the state assembly and Parliament,
Let them teach us how they keep their white shoes, white,
Let them teach us how to carry these bags in rain, not wet,
Let them teach us how to survive with rationed food and water,
Let them go through all these hardship to develop this country,
But most of them have gone through what we go through,
But they forget the past and seek the friendship of rich and high,
Half of my countrymen are dirt poor and dirtier than dirt,
Even in their new clothes they wear once in many blue moon year,
Our children are malnourished and their medicines are stolen,
The milk is adulterated, the medicines are adulterated,
What is not adulterated where the poor men buy from,
Intelligent people are serving themselves in fine dining,
While my poor countrymen drink and save the revenue,
For the state government, Let our men be the alcoholics,
Let our women suffer, Let our children starve and spoil,
Let the government of Tamil Nadu, prosper in distillery.
Shame on everyone who can think for others, not for their own.

Comments about Alcoholism In Tamil Nadu, S.India by Veeraiyah Subbulakshmi

  • Brian Jani (5/26/2014 8:10:00 AM)

    Amazing poetry.keep up the good work (Report) Reply

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  • Captain Cur (6/8/2012 8:29:00 AM)

    The man does not suck the spirit out of the bottle, the bottle sucks the spirit out of him.
    A sad but important write exposing conditions in your country, with suggestion on how
    to improve. Keep writing and fighting.
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  • (6/1/2012 7:48:00 AM)

    spirit in people when dried, refueling spirit with bottled spirits? (Report) Reply

  • Gajanan Mishra (6/1/2012 7:24:00 AM)

    Rea picture of our time. Thanks.
    Gajanan Mishra
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Poem Submitted: Friday, June 1, 2012

Poem Edited: Friday, June 1, 2012

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