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As the first blog entry got exhausted. My second book
Evolution of Love Part 2
April 19, 2021 at 2:43am
April 19, 2021 at 2:43am
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Let’s put things back
Inside the box
Pull down the shutters
and bring out the locks.

The processions, the garlands,
the loudness , the noise.
The drum rolls , the traffic, the politician’s toys.

That statue of Mary,
the frenzied whipping and blood,
The colourful buntings,
those idols of mud.

The cries of the maulvi
ripping the dawn,
The garbage of crackers
littering the lawn.

The bleating of goats -
a chorus halaal,
The groping of women -
in public they’re maal!

Can we put our religion
firmly back in our home,
It’s becoming quite rabid-
a street dog with foam!

Back in our hearts ,
back in silence, our mind
In the quietest corner
we can possibly find.

Converse with our God,
or our conscience in peace,
Standing or sitting ,
or down on our knees.

Nobody needs to know
what we worship or believe,
The intricate patterns
of devotion we weave.

It’s a private affair
like the party you vote,
The motherly cow,
or the sacrificial goat.

Worship or not,
but keep it within your walls,
Bring out your beads
or dress up your dolls.

Sing softly to the One ,
offer prayers and incense ,
Keep it silent and strong ,
or quiet and intense.

Don’t spill on the streets ,
don’t scream on the speaker,
Don’t hassle the neighbour,
don’t prey on the weaker.

Think for a minute,
could this shoosha be calm
They all will prefer that:
Allah, Jesus and Ram.

Spend a day saying thanks -
let the loudness be spared
He can hear you quite clearly-
not hearing impaired!

Whether saffron or green ,
rainbow or white,
Put it back in the box folks -
and shut the lid tight.

This poem captures the mindset of people of different religion, culture and creed in India. I have tried to add the political and emerging mindset of people in India.
Open Prompt: Write a poem over 30 lines, Structured or Free Verse, on the topic of your choosing.
Written for "The Whatever Contest." *Right* "The Whatever Contest

Word/Line Count:64lines

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