DEEPAK KUMAR PATTANAYAK


My Country


Destined to be great;
But for the fact
Out of many
An instance of injustice
I am sorry to state

Poor, innocent and exploited
Hailing from a nameless family
Fighting for survival
Struggling for a loaf of bread

Dreaming to cast her vote in election
To see her man of choice in people's House
And to see her dream-wishes fulfilled
Through this God-man of image unstained

Happy to see the man elected to the House
And happy to see herself suffer to cause his win
Her wish basket growing like a tumour
Time rolled on and one day
A wish slipped to reach God-man's hand
A minor wish of ration card

Promises and assurances followed
No documentary evidence to support ration card
Silence followed and dreams shattered
Poor becoming poorer
Simplicity no more with her
Resentment showing large on her face
Exploitation to be tolerated no more

God-man amassing wealth for generations
In fear of not being elected in next election
In Houses followed allegation and counter-allegation
Of rampant corruption everyday rocking the nation
No reaction and no solution whatever may be the emotion

My fellow countrymen this is our nation
Where Mahatma Gandhi born to preach truth
And Lord Buddha born to end suffering
And River Ganges born to flow pure and eternal
And Lord Sri Rama as Maryada Purushottama(the perfect man)
Born to preach human values

And today's leaders (so called God-man) born to preach corruption
What would happen to this country?
Where Gods forswearing divinity........!

Submitted: Thursday, February 06, 2014
Edited: Thursday, February 06, 2014

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  • Rookie - 761 Points Ken E Hall (2/9/2014 4:00:00 AM)

    Thoughtful for your country men sincere...India's destiny will bare fruit a hard road but it will happen God forbid...regards (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 3,750 Points Geetha Jayakumar (2/7/2014 9:48:00 AM)

    Wonderful poem from you pen. Today to get loaf of bread people suffer....To get one ration card is not that easy. If poor could get ration card, they will get some benefit from it. The whole system has to be changed...Loved reading it. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,355 Points Veeraiyah Subbulakshmi (2/6/2014 8:27:00 PM)

    What would happen to this country?
    Where Gods forswearing divinity........!

    when the whole system should be revamped to do better for our future generation, the cries from people like us can be heard by a few ears..we are very civilized to go for the real change! but the time will arrive to blast open our cocoons of ignorance...Thank you for sharing..Deepak.. (Report) Reply

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