The Messiah of Notes and Votes – Prof Badri Raina

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demonetization-protest-rally

It takes a Messiah to break at 

One go decrepit systems and

Proprieties to put a whole 

Yuppy future at profitable ease.

The bulk are taught yet again

To serve the nation through

Exemplary patriotic tribulation

 

The Messiah

PROF BADRI RAINA 

 

See see where the Messiah

Strides the globe along

The right rim, keeping

Legions of wrong-headed

Urchins from pulling it to

The abyss on the left.

 

Smart phone in hand, he

Shames old-world libraries

On the land. Never short

Of speech, he banishes

The need to reach for

Paper and pen. While

Obsolete men deliberate

To find an equitable path,

The oracle ululates another

Caustic wrath to teach them

The value of exception.

 

Where imbecile millions

Hold their heads in despair,

The chosen literate ones hear

With both hands even before

The oracle speaks. They know

It takes a Messiah to break at

One go decrepit systems and

Proprieties to put a whole

Yuppy future at profitable ease.

The bulk are taught yet again

To serve the nation through

Exemplary patriotic tribulation.

Messiah knows cannily how

To get vote even as he robs

The millions of hard-earned note

2 COMMENTS

  1. That is because they are all in it together- and have been for decades: the only bond which holds them together is their complicity in the common crime of perpetuating the exploitative corrupt system. Each political party has its own particular version of the lie and derides the other’s as baloney, each side demonizing the other. But the lie is the same. They promise the people something- no, not just something, pretty much everything from jobs to prosperity to good governance. And that too, it will be delivered at their door steps at no additional cost, possibly even at a saving, may be even free! JUST ELECT US, is their constant refrain, and see the government with a difference. And so, of course, every time we have elected them and we have seen. Meanwhile, to peddle the lies as authentic to the gullible, the demand for experts has exploded, who are willing to diagnose the disease according to the medicine their mentors want to prescribe. V P Jain

  2. Very true and very real poem on our political system. Our entire political class is corrupt irrespective of caste, religion, political affiliations. But this time almost entire opposition is with black money holders. They are united in this national loot. Even the so-called messiahs of poor like Mamta Banerjee, Mayawati, Mulayam Singh Yadav, Lalu Yadav clan, Sita Ran Yechuri and all the communist Bhakts, etc., are with looters.

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