[Poem] The Awakening
We stand in a crowd,
Amidst the deafening shouts,
Looking at the faces that are to run "our" nation,
They seemed like angels descended from clouds.
We stand in a crowd, Amidst the deafening shouts, Looking at the faces that are to run “our” nation, They seemed like angels descended from clouds. Masquerading Gods, Up on a street stroll. They grabbed our wrists, Showed us visions of better tomorrow, A nation having no sorrow, A country having a better morrow. Naive are we to not to see the twist, Hollow lies hiding behind the deceitful mist.
It took no time to comprehend that…. The promises that stood, were lies through and through. Things we were made to believe, were just the trickery hiding upon their sleeves. The visions we were made to see, were contrasting to the stark reality.
Soon the mist cleared, The devils were out in the playground. Ferocious eyes, empty bellies, Black hearts inside white khakis. Lies dancing upon their face, Stomach to be filled with greed, Thirst to be quenched with betrayal, In a blink-of-an-eye, scenario was naked and clear.
They are the ventriloquist, With the strings of our nation in their fist. We saw the nation being smothered, yet we stood helpless though bothered. We saw the nation being asphyxiated, yet we stood hopeless and devastated. We saw the ‘golden bird’ being ripped off its feathers, yet we stood numbed with our hearts being shattered.
Ohh!! I remember that December, when the movement erupted from a small chamber. Awareness rose, Patriotism bloomed, And we arose to fight against the future that was doomed. AWAKENED from within, We started to detest the system, Vendetta was planned by we, the victim. I remember the fall of the monarchy, Tyranny was defeated by the “People’s Army”… Ohh!!I remember that December, that marked our AWAKENING and when the movement erupted from one small chamber…. Ohh!!I remember…!!!!!!For better understanding of the poetry- descend – Move or fall downward masquerade – A disguise or false outward show asphyxiate – Kill by depriving them of air vendetta – Revenge smother – to suffocate Backdrop for the poem – A dark satire on the government.