They were all set to run down-
The honest sincere hard working man
Looking after his Mother Land and the large family (the populace)
With great love, respect and care for all
Making no distinctions
He had pledged-
To raise the prestige of his Nation as high as he could
To make life better, happier and comfy for everyone
On thorns he would be traversing he knew-
For roses they had gathered for themselves-
They couldn’t accept their defeat by-
A poor chai wala*!
How could he be above them?
So a promise unto themselves they too had made-
Under no circumstances to let any good candid being flourish
Entrap him with vicious plans of-
Deceit, defamation, shameless lies….
Hunger for ‘Power and wealth’ is a lustful yearning-
To be fulfilled by any means-
Stooping as low as possible
Made no difference to them
Birth in a rich, educated family is a license-
To capability, practicability, matured understanding and behavior
It’s just an egoistic arrogant incredible thought of some affluent
It’s no certificate of culture, self discipline, humanism
Flinging dirt on others splashes on the flingers too
Reflecting their mean base mindedness-
With voracious greed for authority and assets
Under the garb of ostentatious loyalty they selfishly work
Fooling and cheating –
Caring neither for their country nor its citizens!
Supremacy and riches are all that count
An unsatiated hunger for them it is!
Followers they have many –
All deceptively swindling their people and Mother Land!
Their charade and fraudulent ways broke out into the open
Their divide and rule policy now was an open secret!
The nation could no longer be gulled-
Awareness awakened it from the age old blind faith
Realization dawned on everyone-
The so called ‘Chowkidar Chor hai’* is in fact an authentic patriot-
Shielding his country against the real ‘Chors’
He daringly ripped off their mask of honesty and chauvinism
While they amassed in dozens
Hoping to cheat and loot the country again-
With their experienced art of craftiness-
But all their efforts down the drain went
Consciousness alerted and warned the people-
Who now were no longer ignorant blind followers!
So once again ‘the Chowkidar*, the Chai Wala*’ returns
With a greater victory than before!
A slap in the face for the ‘masqueraders’ it was
Their so called ‘gathbandhan’* was a sinking ship of sycophants!
Such pseudo loyalists are termites-
Ready to sell and shamelessly pillage-
Not only their fellow citizens but their country too
Beware my dear compatriot of such spurious well wishers!
Bharat Mata ki Jai! Bhartiyo ki Jai!
NB: Chai Wala……………..A tea seller
Chowkidar Chor Hai… The watchman is a thief
Chor……………………A robber/ thief
~ Anuradha S. Bannore