Descend To India, All Of You! Poem by Rajendran Muthiah

Descend To India, All Of You!

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O my Lord Siva, the luring Dancer!
If I bring to your notice
the fallen value of Rupee against the Dollars,
which has triggered a spiral of price rise,
You turn the attention of the people
to the ‘Super Hercules’ aircraft
landed at the Ladakh-Tibet border!
Don’t forget my Lord, we import
onions from the workaholic China.

O my Lord Mahavir, the matchless Ascetic!
When I plead with You to retaliate
against the heinous crimes of
Social Organisations like ISI, L-e-t and so on,
You make the poor amazed at
the sight of the Food Security Packages
and snatch their votes pawned
and sold to the regional parties!

O my Lord Jesus, the Merciful!
If I shed tears and urged You
to see the downed health of the people,
drinking under-distilled liquors
of the unscrupulous distillers who supply
drinks through the shops of the government
to the underprivileged sections of the people,
You show the gigantic hospitals built
and new medical colleges opened!

O my Lord Buddha, the desireless!
When I request You to cast Your eyes on
the impenitent rulers of Lanka
daring to hold a Common Wealth Conference,
and convince the Indian Prime Minister
to keep off that Conference,
You catch the imagination of the youths
towards the film ‘Madras Cafe’
where people enjoying unlimited freedom
are said to be blaming a whole race as rebels.

All of You my Lords, descend to India
where a political party handed over
a half of Kashmir to Pakistan
and the whole of Katchativu Island to Lanka.
See the beauty of India shrinking!
Their next charity will be Tripura
to the poor, hardworking Bangladesh
and Ladakh or Arunachal to the sleepless China.
Before they begin these charities,
come all of you to inspire the bright
to carve out a secular, honest national party.

When there is a boiling problem in the country, how beautifully the rulers divert people's attention!
Veeraiyah Subbulakshmi 22 August 2013

well brought out..the issues of India..what is wrong with our economists? what is wrong with my politicians? what is wrong with our administrators? what is wrong with us, the most tolerant people in the world? all these business entities want profit and they try to procure from the tears of poor nations..Not only India, but also Indonesia and Brazil are being spanked. China has escaped, because they have utilized their brains, while we Indian are trying to preserve it for no apparent reason..

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Aswath Raman 22 August 2013

Your concern I feel like more a sister poem to Madam VS named 'God, How Long This Pain'. Its true how people are getting distracted, or rather they are made fools, despite of the burning reality that prevails. I feel, not only the polititians but the Media has also a role in it. They stream news which gives back effective TRPs and hence, most of us are unaware of the situations. A great poem it is, and the Idea is really struck to the readers mind.

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Chinedu Dike 30 August 2021

Very powerfully and movingly penned, an insightful patriotic rendition set aside for deep reflective....

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Terry Dawson 23 March 2020

We the citizens of the world cry out for the integrity in governance that is too rare. A man cannot serve two masters! ! Thank you for this cry from the heart...

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Dr Dillip K Swain 13 December 2017

A thought provoking write so brilliantly penned! I absolutely agree with you that powerful administrators and rulers divert people’s attention in beautiful ways! ! Your voice, “All of You my Lords, descend to India” is the voice of common people. It’s a piece of work that needs serious introspection! Thanks a lot dear sir for sharing! !

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Valsa George 26 August 2013

This is a wonderful write! India torn with a lot of internal and external problems need a stronger central force to bring about some radical change! No true Indian can simply stand and gaze our country going to the dogs! !

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Geetha Jayakumar 23 August 2013

Will a honest national party ever going to come? So many things happening, just moving towards worst... Beautiful poem especially portraying todays conditions prevailing.. Loved reading it.

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Rajendran Muthiah

Rajendran Muthiah

Madurai District, Tamil Nadu, India.
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