Aumreetam Dinabandhu


In The World Of Sycophants - Poem by Aumreetam Dinabandhu

In the world of sycophants
Teethes glitter, lips murmur
Emotions fake, spines shake
Hands are tied with pretentious smile
Whose golden eggs hatched by spurious chickens,
Their subterfuge is hard to touch or heal!

In the world of sycophants
Rich turn thick skinned rhinos
Middle class: toxic stinger scorpions
Workings class: urticating caterpillars
Nether's half-closed eyes hardly blink
Colleagues are chameleons for a peg of drink!

In the world of sycophants
Minorities shy, Majorities defy
Democrats oppose, Republicans depose
Military roars but the largest democracy snores
Potatoes slap Tomatoes, Tomatoes slap Potatoes
And the democracy turns into rotten vegetable silos!

In the world of sycophants
Potato: the self-proclaimed secularist
Dumped after the paupers become obese!
Tomato, the authoritarian- too quick to be rotten
Seasonal rains fade their red ripened skins
Only folksy talks and freebies and finally, mediocre wins!

In the world of sycophants
Water goes scarce, air soars high
Trees are felled, soils degrade,
Nerves are wrecked, bloods polluted
Idlers fly but weaklings die
Innocents feel frail and asphyxiated! !

Topic(s) of this poem: human condition, political humor, psychological


Comments about In The World Of Sycophants by Aumreetam Dinabandhu

  • Jazib KamalviJazib Kamalvi (10/6/2017 12:53:00 PM)

    A nice poetic imagination, Aumreetam. You may like to read my poem, Love and Lust. Thanks (Report)Reply

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  • Binapani MahalingBinapani Mahaling (7/6/2017 4:16:00 PM)

    wonderful poem...the ground reality of the society...heart touching..... (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, June 19, 2017

Poem Edited: Monday, September 25, 2017


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