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Like a street dog
Corruption runs miles and miles
to ensure it’s bread
with meat, chicken & fish
for drinking only milk,
If it will get a chance
It becomes a monster
which may eat you,
Your hand, leg, lungs, lever,
even your heart and soul.
Your family, society & country;
Your stature, name, fame everything
Digesting all your goal.

Standing on the top of mountain of money
It paints darkness 
on the carcass of sky in day.
It enhances darkness of night
erasing all the crystal rays of moon
bringing water from drain of hell.
It tries to dig trance for light
on the lap of deep darkness
without giving any alarm 
without ringing any bell.
It waits after preparing cemetery for them
Those, who are standing in queues
in front of his door, 
keeping a thought to be rich making others poor.

Sometimes corruption stretches its wing
and becomes  bullet of gun,
Enters into the chest of soldiers; just like rain,
Burns our soul, creating unbearable pain.
It enjoys life,
witnessing “Holi” with blood,
Celebrating  “Diwali” with light of explosion,
Greeting Christmas, offering a bottle of poison,
And welcoming Id with a pot of tear of human.
Playing hide & sick with time,
It  snores;  sleeping on the bed  of tears,
And  paints glimpse of war & terrorism 
staying in the house of death 
having no windows and no door.
Cemetery cries enchanting the voice
fixing the warmth soul of every martyr
with a tight hug under the chest,
Collecting every tears of motherland
within the soul, wishing our best. 
•	‘Holi’ is the festival of color & ‘Diwali’ is festival of light, celebrated in India.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2016

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Date: 1/1/2017 11:40:00 AM
A POWERFUL POEM , one that reveals man's inherent nature and its savagery and lusts. Every stanza a gem... A super 7 from me..
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Date: 10/26/2016 4:53:00 AM
A moving and evocative piece, Manmath. As corruption occurs in several ways, always camouflaging from the intense discussion of scandalous action discovered. (^_^) Noel.
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Date: 10/18/2016 6:01:00 AM
Beautifully expressed ... True words...Especially the last stanza...Thank you for sharing this...A big 7...
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Date: 10/17/2016 5:26:00 AM
Powerful, profound and provocative truth my friend, Manmath! A seven!
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Manmath Dalei
Date: 10/17/2016 6:46:00 AM
Thanks for ur beautiful comment.
Date: 10/16/2016 4:01:00 PM
I thought you were describing the American election with this piece. Well expressed my friend, an interesting perspective.
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Manmath Dalei
Date: 10/16/2016 11:57:00 PM
It can be fitted with every country where there is corruption. Thanks a lot for ur friendly visit.
Date: 10/16/2016 12:38:00 PM
- A meaningful poem, Manmath - Deeply moving - Best wishes for a lovely new week - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Manmath Dalei
Date: 10/16/2016 12:43:00 PM
Thanks Anne for ur lovely comment.
Date: 10/16/2016 5:28:00 AM
Extraordinary ... excellent work ...
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Manmath Dalei
Date: 10/16/2016 7:31:00 AM
Thank u Mr. Gupta.