By Asif Husain, Goa
Pinching India’s pride,
Lynching India’s conscience,
Many clamoured for a change,
But willing not to exchange.
The idea of change unknown,
Limited to dispense the existing,
New ideas never flowed,
Old wisdom cut from the roots.
Pricking and pinching of consciousness disappeared,
The conscience stopped pinching,
The human heart stopped pricking,
The rational mind stopped critical thinking,
Hate,prejudice ,bias, propaganda together, watered the poisonous seeds.
As the pinching stopped,
Lynching continued unrestricted,
Bitter fruits of hateful seeds flowered,
The silence of the tongue,
The co-operation and association in lynching,
Is no longer pinching.
The change many wanted has arrived,
Filled with the blood of the innocent,
Fuelled by the minds of the hateful,
The change many wanted has arrived.
India’s conscience lynched,
India’s soul murdered,
Were these the changes desired?
Are these the promised good days ?