Somanathan Iyer


A dream apolitical


A dream I would like to share with all for
Happening practically it will never be
People in power and vested interests
Let that never happen anything good that lasts long

An era where idle minds won’t rake up issues
In championing cause of masses for publicity
The Choice of fodder should never go to them
With mass and class sharing a life of equal dough

Wealth creation meant for the nation not with notions
Freed from greed rich should store minimum wealth
Sufficient for generations one or two of their own
Surplus wealth offered to coffers on their will without any ruckus

A clarity on parity in ending all disparity
Should prevail the minds of youth and old
Wisdom should reign in casting the ballot for
Choosing men of character known not as detractors

Seventy should be age for rest for all the folks jostling in politics
Beyond two generations power should never remain with political families
Wealth amassed while in power should be declared as property of the state
Proxies and cronies banned for ever from reaching any corridors of power

Thugs and henchmen of power and politics
Should go to the fields in raising the yields
Food for work scheme suit them well
Peace will prevail in the absence of their hell

Declared as national asset water should cater needs of all
Apportioned according to mass of lands cultivable, rivers big and
Small should be joined together quenching needs of all the parched
All the desert lands should come under irrigation leaving forests un-encroached

Submitted: Sunday, July 07, 2013
Edited: Monday, July 08, 2013

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