Rip Van Winkle - Poem by Aniruddha Pathak
Caught was he dosing off in the House,
Laymen keeping vigil with grey grouse,
Yet, is not there a plan
Ever since it began?
Day-long dull, nocturnal goes the mouse.
It’s not Rahul alone. We have had a dosing PM, and snoring
ministers, MPs browsing on blue sites, even absent, late-coming,
sleepy public servants in most government offices. Have not they
all been dosing for the last six and half decades? And many more
with drowsy wide open eyes. If not, how can we be in such a mess?
How can our problems go out of control? How can our work ethics
be so awful?
One can’t help feel there has been a plan to keep the public asleep
so that leaders can keep their eyes closed. May be, there have been
calculated moves to keep the masses uneducated as well so that
votes can be had from drowsy sheep; plan to keep them poor and
in need so that votes can be bought. A ruling party has been
punished in recent elections, and a new one is in power. Though it
is too early to judge good days are unlikely.
- Happenings | 02.07.14 |
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