When you finally arrived into our hearts,
Our homes, and our streets,
With empowerment inscribed
On your forehead: heralding
A new dawn,
New wings for our bubbling dreams; tears
Jeweled our longing eyes,
Our dreams flew high
like birds with four wings.
Our adulation was almost divine.
After all upheaval, we greeted you
With open arms,
And open minds.
We carried you
Gaily on our tiring shoulders,
Singing mirthful songs.
We seated you on a high throne, built
On our dead bodies, studded
With the pearls
Of Equality, Justice and Liberty.
Little did our credulous minds know
Your cloak shall hide dung heaps;
Your womb shall deliver
Little did our naive minds know
You shall promote new tyrants,
All sermonising, eloquently, in the attires
Little did we know, O democracy,
You would evolve,
From a silver footed People's princess,
Into a bondmaid
With a little allure.
(The Galway Review-Ireland 2018)
1. These poems have been previously published in various literary journals, magazines, books and anthologies around the globe including the UK, the USA, India, Ireland and Canada.
2. Here I will post some of my previously published poems.
List of Poems