Poetry

November 27, 2018 Poetry , POETRY / FICTION

Geoff Livingston photo

 

By

Sheshu Babu

 

 

 

Dire consequences

 

 

(Federal judge blocks Trump’s asylum ban for migrants)

 

 

You forgot

In your hateful rhetoric

That your dangerous thoughts

Will not influence the Judge’s verdict

 

If you believe your pomp

Is right, Mr. Trump,

You are fooling none but yourself

By abusing court, you’re abusing the constitution itself

 

Justice is like fire

Truth is a sparkling live wire

If you try to violate, you will fall into a quagmire

And the consequences in future will be dire

 

 

 

 

 

The bonded rescuers

 

 

(Some 1,500 of the 9,400 firefighters in California battling fires are incarcerated)

 

 

Implicated in crimes

Incarcerated most times

The prisoners remain the last resort

To readily assist

Battling California fires

In uncomfortable attires

 

Despite sweltering conditions

And scary situations

With just a dollar an hour

They save the state $100 million a year

 

And yet a prisoner is like a mindless goat

No talk of politics; no right to vote

Working for hours – no one to complain –

Receive a pittance – no bargain

 

For the unemployed impoverished inmates

At least, there is joy that compensates

Their otherwise wretched lives

Where anyone hardly survives…

 

 

 

 

 

Sheshu Babu

The writer from anywhere and everywhere is interested in the betterment of the whole world. Whenever the writer ponders on the question ‘who am I?’ He finds response from Bhupen Hazarika lyric (Bengali),’Ami ek Jajabor’ (I am a gypsy). 

Some works have appeared in Countercurrents.org, Dissidentvoice.org, Counterview.org, counterview.net, Velivada.com, etc. 

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