Aniruddha Pathak

Freshman - 843 Points (25.05.1941 / Godhra - Gujarat)

Words Spoken And Not - Poem by Aniruddha Pathak

Inner voice, sacrifice, you may quote,
Quote that I care no chair, let them note,
(Sotto voce) :
Let someone warm the chair,
A turban of thorns wear,
Haply who dances to my remote!
The veil is lifting at last. First it was Sanjay Baru,
Who exposed truth in his book, ‘The Accidental
Prime Minister’; and now it is Natvar Singh shedding
light on the remote control that was. Forget the
halo carefully created; forget ‘inner voice’, and
the air of renunciation and sacrifice. A case it was
of power without accountability. Sure, better a king-
maker to be than king.

This limerick imagines what the lady at the helm might
have thought through in her mind—sotto voce and
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- Happenings | 18.08.14 |

Form: Limerick

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, March 17, 2015

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