A Bend in the Road – Part 4 ( Final )

Man is born free.

Don’t tell me !

There are wheels within wheels
And deals within deals
And then we are told
Wall Street is clean bowled
The economy’s overheated
Again we are cheated

It’s a disgrace
In your face
A scandal

Out , out , brief candle !
Out , damned spot ! Out , I say !
Out , damned candle !

For all that we mishandle
A cure , for sure

Nightfall
Once for all

“A grief without a pang, void, dark, and drear,
A stifled, drowsy, unimpassioned grief
Which finds no natural outlet, no relief,
In word, or sigh, or tear—
….this wan and heartless mood….

I may not hope from outward forms to win“
I may not hope
I may not

Grief or Joy
Go but a little distance

The rest is just the pathway
Ennui without end
Stagnant around a bend

An opiate haze
Minus the old opium
Of Religion
( For God is dead
And has been dead
These hundred years and more )

A new miasma engulfs us
For Google, Whatsapp , Twitter
Have now come to the fore
And Bezos, Gates and Zuckerberg
Shall rule for evermore
Or if not they , their clones
Through drones and virtual thrones
The Internet being the new Narcotic-
Demotic Psychotic Chaotic –
Of choice

Voice :
But what do you call it ?
Sound :
Road . Country . Road .

Going round
and round and round

Every Country
Every Road
And Country Road.

Also , Zoonotic
And utterly Neurotic

The panic epidemic
Is everywhere endemic
And then is called pandemic

On which the pharma scene
Is many a vaccine
Till mutations are seen
That always might have been

The cycle being repeated
As mankind is depleted
And species are deleted
Till Nature is defeated

Oh Woe !
Whoa !
Ho !

Oho!
Oh no !

You know
Now
And how !

Ha !

Ha indeed,
And Pah !
To greed
Which will be the death of us
Enemy of the breath of us

Don’t ramble
Unscramble
The Bramble

The hapless tree ?
Could be you ,
Could be me

Tied
Crucified

Starkness
Darkness

At the quotidian
Meridian

Oblivion

Road , Toad
Bend , UnFriend

The End

( Amita Sarjit Ahluwalia )

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