Rajnish Manga

Gold Star - 142,152 Points (September 10,1951 / Meerut (UP) / Presently at Faridabad (Haryana) , India.)

Limerick R28 Onion Protest - Poem by Rajnish Manga

It looks like a joke but shows unrest;
Serious matters sometimes suggest;
All students of history,
To unravel its mystery,
Better read chapter on ‘Onion Protest’.

Topic(s) of this poem: history, joke, mystery, real life, student, vegetable

Form: Limerick


Poet's Notes about The Poem

Note: A sudden increase in onion prices triggered protests against the government in all major cities recently. On an earlier occasion, the government of the day was voted out due to the exorbitant prices of onion, an essential commodity in our kitchens.

Comments about Limerick R28 Onion Protest by Rajnish Manga

  • Akhtar Jawad (1/31/2017 10:05:00 PM)


    Whatever happens in this world is the outcome years' frustration and dejection, but there is an immediate cause, that may be sudden rise in prices of onion- - - - - - - - -Waqt karta hay parvarish BarsoN......Hadsa ek ba ek nahiN hota. (Report) Reply

    Rajnish Manga Rajnish Manga (2/1/2017 8:28:00 AM)

    You have so nicely explained the kind of situation mentioned in the poem.Thanks a lot, Akhtar Jawad Sahab.

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  • Sriranji Aratisankar (8/15/2016 2:45:00 PM)


    All students of history,
    To unravel its mystery,
    Better read chapter on ‘Onion Protest’. Good advice from a poet...10...
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  • (5/16/2016 2:04:00 AM)


    It may be a joke but reading it was fun
    perfectly written and very well done
    Thanks my friend-10
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  • Abdulrazak Aralimatti (12/2/2015 10:49:00 PM)


    Verily, the traders hoard a commodity for their profit
    motive and create an artificial scarcity.
    The poem provides an insight to the social issue.
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  • Valsa George (12/1/2015 3:13:00 AM)


    Quite true! Actually there is no real scarcity for onions. Those who want to reap extra profit create a kind of artificial scarcity! The large onions we purchase at exorbitant prices are often rotten! A genuine issue to be protested and you have cloaked it in humour! (Report) Reply

  • Edward Kofi Louis (11/30/2015 9:36:00 AM)


    Nice work with the peace of your mind. Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Mohammed Asim Nehal (11/30/2015 12:39:00 AM)


    Very true, If Govt fails to control the prices it pays the price...........Nicely written limerick on onion prices. (Report) Reply

  • Kumarmani Mahakul (11/30/2015 12:24:00 AM)


    Very amazing that students of history will reveal mystery. A very thought provoking and wise Limerick shared really. Fun giving poem surely...10 (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, November 30, 2015

Poem Edited: Monday, November 30, 2015


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