Mohamed Umar Farooq

Rookie (17-06-1983 / Ooty)

An Independent Candidate's Frustration - Poem by Mohamed Umar Farooq

Elections are over
Results have come
People failed
And failed for a long time.

I stood with hope
Against a flock of bastards.
No money
No Power
With education high
And youthfull blood
I stood with hope.

They had it all
And also an ugly wrinkled image
To crush me down
And boot on my chest.

I now forgot
That I am a citizen of India
A democratic paradise
Filled with people
Who carry independent thoughts
And an attitude to
Stay stereotypical
In making alternative governments
Enthroning him or her.

I stood with hope
To create a change
In the current political scenario
Assuming myself
To be fit to rule
With education and young age
But people proved intelligent
They rather prefer freebies
Than my future plans
And now i stand a goof
Thinking that people have failed
And failed for a long time
Their fate is so
Their heart is so
An independent candidate
Is one among them too
A literal fool.

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Poem Submitted: Monday, May 16, 2011

Poem Edited: Monday, May 16, 2011

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