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Democracy is Dead

Democracy   faces the  greatest  peril 
when corrupt and paranoid politicians
with their delirious speech promisingly
Preaches  the  false  idea of Fraternity

the country is awake
and they sleep with their
narrow nationalistic ideas
Reform is a lost practice
for they are indulged 
in series of unlawful acts.

Who  said ,' India  is a poor country'  ? 
they have foreign bank accounts
pounds and dollars
all  hoarded  up here ...

The  love  for  the  Motherland 
now  buried  with  Gandhi...
 he  must be  weeping 
over  this  poor state of deformity

Wish  I  could  revive those lost glories
where India was a  book of  beautiful old stories....

Smriti  Jha 

Copyright © | Year Posted 2011

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Date: 12/20/2011 3:20:00 AM
Dearest Red, forgive me if I disagree with you. You have written not a dirge for the freedom we all have lost but an anthem that recognizes the work and hope that we must embrace if we are to exist in a world we truly desire. Well done!! Love, Will
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Date: 9/28/2011 10:46:00 PM
it was the same back then as it is now only more acceptable and worse because the people were born into hell instead of finding out that thats where they were. but i like your spirit kid. keep writing you'll make it. john
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Date: 9/19/2011 12:43:00 PM
really touching...........
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Date: 7/22/2011 11:28:00 AM
very true....hope many more come with similar thoughts for our country....nice one .....
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Date: 7/11/2011 7:32:00 PM
Not only India, but the entire world seems to have been corrupted by the ultra rich and their greed for power. Vince
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Date: 7/10/2011 5:56:00 AM
well now,Smriti, this poem of yours is very well presented as with the status quo of which you are speaking, I wish your wish for both countries my friend. Thank you for your very encouraging comment on my poem. I appreciate it.
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Date: 7/9/2011 4:41:00 PM
You are the reigning poetess queen of from the US
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Date: 7/9/2011 10:25:00 AM
I so agree with you, not only with what you said about India, but our own country here, it is not what it use to be. thank you for commenting on Rain Finally Came.
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Date: 7/7/2011 1:42:00 PM
It needs a radical reformist like you to keep stoking the fire of democracy. Gandhi was and look what a change he brought not only to india but to the world. now we must carry the torch.
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Date: 7/7/2011 5:24:00 AM
What more could I ask for today? It is a beautiful day the sun shining and birds singing. I am reading your poetry in which you share a little of yourself maybe without even realizing it you have written from your soul. Thank you for sharing your excellent poetry with us Smriti. Love, Carol
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Date: 7/6/2011 3:13:00 PM
enjoyed reading your poem today Smriti.
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