M.D Dinesh Nair
Solomon`s Choice - Poem by M.D Dinesh Nair
As India votes for the next regime to be anointed
Amidst all sounds and fury In New Delhi this May
The people have no Solomon`s Choice.
The fancies of a well grown boy pampered by all around and
The exhortations from the mouth of a much modified and self made man
Leave the Indian voters helpless, nay desperate.
A wand wagon of commoners appeared with caps on their heads
And it appeared to take all by storm for some time just for some time
But that was not an oasis but a snare and delusion blacking out!
As 1270 million people here look forward to leading
A life that offers nothing different as usual
We all chant in unison, “ We are the largest Democracy”.
We don`t ask for a land of milk and honey
We seek not a heaven of elixir and gaiety of balls
But we need to walk along these corridors of trying times.
Soon we may hear the sound of one hand clapping
No where we see the salt of the earth coming to our rescue
But all are around us to play the devil`s advocates.
A nation in waiting to equate itself with China
With a people ever fleeing to the Middle East and the West
And a tri-colour flying high at times – we are that!
Dear Solomon of the North, be pleased to be reborn here,
Please, offer your choice to us as well after this experiment
And live in this country sweating out in this land of reality.
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