Treasure Island

Prabhakar Subramaniam


Idols


They made an icon
Of the iconoclast
Raised statues
For him
At every street corner
Remembered him
Faithfully on his birth
And death anniversaries
Vied with one another
To pay floral tributes
Found new virtues
In him every new year
Put him on higher and higher pedestals
Turned his words into the gospel truth
And went on the warpath
When anyone dared to question him

Submitted: Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Edited: Wednesday, July 31, 2013

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