Ratnakar Mandlik

Gold Star - 73,471 Points (Aug.29,1950 / Hyderabad(A.P.) , India)

Romance Of An Intellectual - Poem by Ratnakar Mandlik

Intellectuals are gifted with supernatural power
Of justifying their espousal even of convenience
Even with ideas n principles they accept never
Though it may cause breach of their conscience.

Every ruler may he be despot or gem of governance
Requires his pack of intellectuals to impart guidance.
They project the ruler n his system as egalitarian
Adroitly they can do it by dividing whole population.

As an exception to the rule are diehard intellectuals
Who may prefer extinction for beliefs and principles.
They are though sidetracked by cunning brethren
Who overshadow them with fractured perceptions.

History has often witnessed intellectual's pliability,
Despotic rules in '75 had shattered his integrity.

Poet: Ratnakar D Mandlik

Comments about Romance Of An Intellectual by Ratnakar Mandlik

  • Edward Kofi Louis (4/3/2016 2:58:00 PM)

    Gifted! ! ! With the muse of life. Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

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  • Ramesh Rai (12/31/2011 11:09:00 PM)


  • S.d. Tiwari (12/15/2011 8:53:00 AM)

    Very nice write. Profoundly analysed powers of intellectuals and rulers. Deserves full marks. I will be reading your more poems as and when get time. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, December 15, 2011

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