Friday, December 18, 2009

WAKE UP...

Wake up sovereign, stop this plunder
Don't let them tear your land asunder

For netas elected in your name
Vote is free and nation fair game
Not for you, they're chopping it to loot
You will remain right under their boot

Wake up sovereign, stop this plunder
Don't let them tear your land asunder

Once they led inspired by ideals
Today they con driven by deals
Once from yoke they set you free
Today they pillage their own tree

Wake up sovereign, stop this plunder
Don't let them tear your land asunder

Brother from brother they separate
With false promises of a golden fate
Over morsels they make them fight
Such is their hunger for the big bite

Wake up sovereign, stop this plunder
Don't let them tear your land asunder

Nanak, your God is not their ship
Pirates they are on a power trip
Jihad, dharm-yudh, church and temple
Are weapons with which India they trample

Wake up Govind, stop this plunder
Don't let them tear your land asunder
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Shekhar Gupta's column in which he said, with some pride, that India's leaders were plunderers, shocked me. I did write an article based on the new low that India's politics has touched, supported by the media, but feel that there is a need to say much more. The matter is too grave to be just swept out of the mind only to avoid being perturbed.

This poem is the result of that disturbance, that agitation, in my mind.
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