Vijay K. Saluja

Today, you incite for rally,
What will you do,
When we all will have
Empty belly?

Today, you say
Close the shops & schools,
What will we do, when all of us,
Turn into vagabonds & fools?

Today, boys are playing cricket
On empty roads,
What will they do, when these spaces
Will be choked with vehicles of all modes?

Today, well off in the clubs, are playing rummy,
And devouring food, which is yummy
But, how long will this bliss last,
When they keep on playing dummy?

Today, the police & the army
Are chasing the rallyists
In lanes & on roads
What will they do
When they spread their tentacles
And descend upon their abodes?

Beware, it is not
Yet, too late
Let the police protect
Army defend
Students study
Babu work
And trader trade

Let every one pray & work
In the places
Of their choice
And all of us must endorse it
In one loud voice.

Still, if some have grouses
Then, there are laws
And courts & houses,
Who need to expeditiously & fairly
Adjudicate & administer
To nullify & quell
The designs- sinister.

Our dear country is already so poor,
And,it can not afford,
The luxury of
Acrimony, disunity & strife.

We all will have
To come together,
If we want
A better life.