As You Wish

Tomorrow
Roam the streets,
Pick rags
Wear tatters,
Stink bad
Stink stink stink
And eat stale.

Want a better living?
Salute the corrupt
kow-tow to politicians,
Run for money
Run run run,
Go stab all
Drink the blood
Smear it over
The putrified images,
And fill your stomach.

Want a better better living?
Blow them all,
Palaces, monuments and hotels
Watch them coming down
Falling at your feet,
Laugh out louder
Beat your breasts
Keep the heads high
Make a pride march
Justify your deeds
And fill your pockets.
Ha ha ha!
I am democracy
And
I enjoy the show.

5 thoughts on “As You Wish

  1. Louis Kasatkin

    I think “As you wish” is as well-honed and incisive as a switchblade knife.I recognise the narrator’s desireto communicate and to connect in an increasingly frenetic world.It is a poem of the here and the now;brisk,urgent and demanding. Another well executed stroke down to the boundary rope!

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  2. Nalini Srivastava

    wow!!the teacher in me applauds your presentation,the poet in me admires the choice of the words for presenting the point ,no doubt, hard hitting

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