samyak jain


Patriotism - Poem by samyak jain

is the paean
to one mother
in exclusion of all
others
as though
the others are
children of a lesser mother.

patriotism the
monthly dose
comes with the pay
packet to the soldiers,

packaged well
in fiery speeches
by the politicians,

in lilting songs
by the melodious
crooners,

patriotism
is best celebrated
in mob mentality,

more often than not

patriotism is the
jingoist vehicle
to fame and fortune.

patriotism
prospers in isolation.

the world now being
wired tops to toes,
it is one trick
less
for the tricksters.

..atp..
13.11.2007.


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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Poem Edited: Monday, April 25, 2011


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