The Price of Literacy

THE PRICE OF LITERACY

“Ignorance is bliss”– the inge’nue’s famous last words–
Craftily dismissed as passe’: “–That’s only for the birds-”
The shrewd critic: lucrative is the assertive sophistry–
In a manipulative society, strike the right chemistry !

The poor naively believe that ignorance is not a curse;
Under the dispensation,their state can be lot more worse:
Knowledge be the privy of the Master–the sop’s the anodyne.
Status-Quo’s the holy-grail: ergo, stigmatizing the rebels is fine ..

ALL RIGHTS RESERVED ( C.) KUMAARA SUKEJA. DEC. 2015.

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About Kumaara Sukeja

As for my bio-tidbits, had studied English Literature for my B.A ( Hons.) degree in the 70s.Dad was a writer and a journalist of repute in the vernacular media in his time. There were also others before him in the family who had celebrated works in their names in the Kanarese, the local language.I was fascinated by Ogden Nash for one for his originality. Among the literary devices, I have almost a weakness for Alliteration and Rhyme schemes also come easy to me. As one grows mellow with age—I am Sixty–I guess, Empathy is one virtue that develops in the character, naturally, after shedding a lot of flab throughout the years…Although my name is Ramesha, I prefer to write under my pen name.

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