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Acerbity by one to another does not go unnoticed by others.
BEING ACERBIC


Must we be acerbic to
Those whom we do not like?
Must others’ ambitions, we,
Shamelessly always spike?

First a prez is invited
For what’s a guest lecture.
Then he’s humiliated
With vilest of gesture.

The university is
Outdone by the nation,
Displaying boorish manners
By visa negation.

The President of Iran
Was not a fugitive.
Denial of visa was
Certainly negative.

He was representative
Of Iran at UN.
God only knows why US
Saw him with suspicion.

From acerbic attitude,
United States suffers.
With malicious arrogance
It glances at others.


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* The President of Iran had to attend a UN meeting. USA first denied visa to him, then, with great reluctance, issued one. A well known university in NewYork invited him for a lecture, where the President / Chairman of the university publicly humiliated him against all norms of decency.


M C Gupta
3 November 2007
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