Monday, 5 December 2016

Hakuna Matata!






The whole year’s a protest vote,
the entire world’s gone right.
Anxiety’s a rupee note
demonetised one night.
The hospital’s just a shell -
frontline for a proxy war.
The rose is a rose minus smell.
The sea’s a plastic tidal swell.
But the afternoon news at four
said democracy’s doing well,
what are you worried for?


It conquers all in the end
whichever road you take.
The foe of a foe is a friend
give protocol a break.
And sovereign countries are equal
but some are a little more.
The rose is a rose, the guns lethal.
The shop’s closed down, the meal’s frugal.
But the afternoon news at four
said the stock market’s doing well,
what are you worried for?


The anthems of the citizens small
are quite audibly low.
They plod, and trudge, they fight and fall
wherever they might go.
But the Defence is phenomenal -
from mountains to seashore.
The rose is a rose, media’s social.
This status's likely illegal.
This afternoon, the news at four
said by and large we’re doing well,
what are you worried for?




Still in stocktaking- and common-measure-mode, folks! :) Just a few more days to tote...I mean, before the holidays begin in earnest. To be honest, I get into holiday mode on 1st December itself.  But I have a milestone exam candidate in the house this year, so probably no travelling. Painful.  Big time cabin fever alert. 


Though come to think of it, this might be just the chance to tie up all the loose ends and half-done writing projects abandoned because of lack of time or some other rubbish excuse....hmmm...


Wish you a lovely week and run-up to the year end.




12 comments:

  1. Another poem to tug on my (worried) heart strings. Thank you - and I hope that the exam candidate and you have a wonderful, productive December.

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    1. Thank you. Wish you a great December too. I am determined to have a good month :) exam candidate will have to be burning some midnight oils...2017 is going to be better for all of us, hopefully...

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  2. What me, worry? I am trying to be aware but not paralyzed by worry. The holiday is a welcome distraction- trying to enjoy the little things. Good luck to the exam candidate.

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    1. Yeah, I refuse to be paralysed by it too...looking forward to the holidays! Can't happen soon enough... Wish you a great one too, thanks!

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  3. "The rose is a rose..." powerful hidden message. The truth of it all, Well done!

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    1. Thanks, Martin. The last few months of 2016 have been way strange...

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  4. Be aware but not worried - we've survived before, we'll continue to survive.
    I think I've been in holiday mode even longer...

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    1. No real worries re long term survival. Short term things are going to get worse before they get better - east, middle east, west, world...holiday mode is really the best mode to be in, wish we could be so for the entire year...

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  5. Hi Nila - great poem ... so true - sadly - but we all keep going. I do hope 2017 is better (for me) than this year has been ... and generally life is reasonable for all of us ... wonderfully expressed and good luck with that exam ... cheers Hilary

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    1. I hope you have a grand 2017 Hilary...so far personally this one's not been dreadful or anything could have been but wasn't so thankful for that escaped with just it being strange in parts :) thanks for the wishes re exam...gosh I'll need it! phew :)

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    1. Thank you for the kind words. Glad you liked the poetry.

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