A Catastrophe Foreseen

Is it a niggardly thought or rumination you find
When Religion,they all say, is a state of mind ?

Tritely, one man’s poison could be another’s passion
And posturing may be merely a statement of fashion:

Times when the God’s business the State was minding–
A common code of beliefs on its populace was binding:

Any poser that two plus two was five deftly dubbed naive
And a reprimand the Savants would magnanimously waive:

For the laboring Man, worshiping was simply a way of life
With faith helping as an anodyne, there was nary any strife:

Today, the laboring Machine deludes Man to go idle for a lark–
And the Devil induces a fatal bite subduing the harmless bark :


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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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