Shashikant Nishant Sharma

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Liberty Or Naxalism - Poem by Shashikant Nishant Sharma

When virtues become vice
Divide and rule become device
When relations don't matter
When chatting turns into clatter
When the rule of land is misused
People become unwilling to mend
When rich become unkind
And poor are left behind
When rich enjoy luxury
And poverty is made mockery
When the bounty of nature is not shared
In dealings and actions poor less cared
When voice turns into silence
Subdued by power and dominance
Poor express their desire
Not through voice but gunfire
The poor now no longer plead
Bullets make them bold and they lead
Revolution for their right
Marching ahead, waging a fight
System that creates perpetual poverty
You may call revolution or their liberty
You are free, free citizen of a nation
Free to sense or reject the notion

{Written on understanding the issues and problems of the Naxalism in Indian states primarily dominated by the tribal people of people with low per capita income. The poem tries to trace out the root cause of the rising Naxalism or Maoism.}

Shashikant Nishant Sharma ‘साहिल'
= =============15 May 2012===============

Comments about Liberty Or Naxalism by Shashikant Nishant Sharma

  • (5/25/2012 5:05:00 AM)

    Mostly poor have become the rebels all over the world. It is not people who are unwilling to mend, it is the system that makes the disparity among the people and this disparity is convenient to certain people. whether Maoism and Leninism all failed or not, whenever there is an economic crisis, the state uses the people's money to rescue the entities, thus help the rich and safeguard the investments. (Report) Reply

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  • (5/15/2012 4:30:00 AM)

    a very nice poem really tracing the society and its issues. (Report) Reply

  • Goddy Nana-mens (5/15/2012 4:19:00 AM)

    It's a good poem Sharma. You make it feel like I am right there in India. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, May 14, 2012

Poem Edited: Tuesday, May 15, 2012

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