When Pigs Fly

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George Orwell rightly exposed the gravity of becoming

A totalitarian in ‘Animal Farm’, where the ignorant pigs

Came up with 7 commandments, but gradually changed them

To suit their whims and fancies, at the expense of others.

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Similarly, the dictators, think humans are ‘ARE EQUAL BUT SOME

ARE MORE EQUAL’. They wallow in their dirty mentality,

Become autocrats over the common people,

Thinking they are high and mighty and can soar dizzy heights.

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Even when doom falls on them, alas, they still don’t realise

Their atrocities on innocent people.

So many criminals, rapists, and dangerous gangs

Get away from the law, for their dirty money speaks.

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Beware! These satanic people have no fear of purgatory.

Their Machiavellian nature makes them roll in dirt.

Donned in coats and ties,

These crooks are ready to cut throats to achieve their ends.

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Well, where will they escape to?

Their false pride, their ego, will certainly,

Sooner or later come crashing down,

And they will rot in prisons.

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My dear brethren, let us fear retribution,

The omnipresent hands of the Almighty,

Let us not be too confident of our nefarious plans,

Success can be momentary, to be blown away like dry dust.

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It’s now or never,

Know your real purpose on earth,

Stay grounded, be fair and just,

And you will be saved from much trouble!

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©Pushmaotee Subrun

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About Pushmaotee Subrun

Pushmaotee Fowdur Subrun was born in 1949 in Mauritius. She pursued higher studies in Delhi University where she graduated in English. For the past forty-four years she has worked in secondary schools, seven years of which she spent in Masvingo, Zimbabwe, teaching English in an army school. She completed her PGCE at the Mauritius Institute of Education in 1993. After her retirement, she was a member of the Council of the University of Mauritius for three years. She is currently a reader and editor in the Ministry of Arts and Culture. She has written one novel, one play and Short Stories and Fables. Her poems have featured in Setu Magazine, ‘Poetry and Creativity’ and in Atunis Poetry.

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