Has democracy started to creak, with the chaos that has broken out?
Whom to choose, whom to trust, with the supposed leaders,
sheepishly stand as demagogues, as political opportunists?
Between jingoistic warmongers, so swelled in their small-minded bigotry,
ready to cripple, ready to kill,
ready to besmirch anyone who steps out of line,
smirking of fascism, threatening the liberal outlook.
Between dynastic dominance, affluent and cosseted kin leading the nation,
decade after decade,
yet displaying a gimmick of emancipating the poor,
while amassing riches well beyond the dreams of avarice,
through their corrupt and unscrupulous ways.
Lawmakers being the luminaries of democracy are the relics of a time gone by,
the sacrosanct constitution withers away from these blasphemous barbarians,
with political sagacity already slaughtered,
has democracy started to creak, with the chaos that has broken out?
Written by Rishi Kant for MTTN
Image courtesy : New Indian Express