By RK Lakhi Kant
Kingly authority, and ruling
without war equipments, is better;
Non-dependence on the ministers,
with no disrespect to their wisdom.
Voting is altogether different;
Can’t ask a layman to vote
on matters beyond his
capacity to understand.
Politicians do not have the
substance to explain
most or all things; political
propaganda is a hoarse call.
Intellectualism should take risks;
True intellectuals are beyond
the concern of politics;
Never within its ambit.
Intellectuals, comment on
social inequality; is it unavoidable?
Give free instructions
on any matter, importantly subjugation.
ideals can solve
the problem of pseudo ruling,
as is prevalent nowadays.
Kinship is important in monarchy
but no to dynastic rule,
seen as in India for long;
Nothing to do with the kinship of yore.
Righteous and liberal kings
like Raja Harishchandra are examples
in affairs of the state and community
in India; revive such sentiments.
We are wasting our time on
nuclear options and high-end
retail trade, even in foodstuffs,
just because everyone else is doing it.
How can nationalism grow
where one half works to
hurt as much as possible
the other half; voting leads to this.
Is this the intellect
the lawmakers uphold?
Cut throat competition not required;
More compassion, kindness, and service attitude.
Brotherhood is not seen – so much
is the overriding concern with ourselves;
In a city of millions
there is an undercurrent of
We want a free country, freshly
awakened and wisened from
the past ages of sufferings: a new morning,
a new daytime, and a new evening.