Saturday, September 24, 1994

Bangladesh '94

Aspirations of the people
are best understood by those
that transpire and conspire
in a MIND GAME called Power.

'Power to the People'
the forgotten simile
rehearsed each day,
in desperation and depravation
by politics of expediency
and cultural chicanery!

Half way equality, half way justice
half way democracy, half way treatise,
half baked intellectuals,
with half read factuals,
vexing verbosity's
and trading half understood philosophies
with the Heads
of half literate Ministries.

We are a halfhearted nation,
desperately redefining
our half hearted freedom,
Debating: if this
was a donated moment from the past,

Arguing: passionately,
if it was worthwhile
for so many to have died
and call this BRAVERY,
or sensible to have indulged in treachery,
with the enemy, with all his savagery.

Steal every opportunity
to re educate a forgetful, forgiving nation,
fettered into falsehood,
forsaken for two generations
sordid salvation's
without empathy
and die honorably :

Stripped off tactics,
learnt at guerilla base camps,
comfortable presently,
with improvised sabotage techniques -
in a mind game called,
SURVIVAL, after the battle.....

Demolish everything, but your conscience,
that is invisible
like your real or imagined pain,
only you know better.

'We were right and they were wrong -
Allah came to our rescue'
and so we continue,
to survive on the precipe,
occasionally threatened,
by half hearted reprimands,
and rectification campaigns,
by Committees of the progenies of those
that we raped and murdered.....
orchestrated ritually and faithfully,
by forgotten
nostalgic ex-warriors,
and defeated opportunists,
with no sides of left, right or center.
Abominable fools,
condemned to repetitions
its history
of intolerance,
tragically over centuries.

Power alone has friends,
so suffer and create a buffer
between present times and history...
between terms as confusing,
as Nationalism and Sovereignty,
defeated obsolete and Socialism,
betrayed Secularism for Communalism
complicate and dilate
your implications of sincerity.

At the end of the day,
it is either live to love,
or live to hate,
or is it love to live,
or hate to live
or simply, Love to Hate...
no logical virtues !

Our 'Leaders' by default
- a long list :
satanic dervish
sacred law,
Stephen Ninian
emotional blackmail
voters bank
asthmatic aspirations
hoaxed hope
perspiring progress
morsels of aid
quasi subterfuge
of health and development
holding people
to unwilling ransom,
twenty four, forty eight,
seventy two HOURS or more...

urbanized agitation's
mass fornication
a proud nation of beggars
and cosmetic choosers
and goons elected by its citizens
to trap its illicit denizens
in a roulette game of horror

Institutionalize hypocrisy
and seek a life long ban on democracy
while subservient power brokers of autocracy
make on more assault in our ornate obstinacy
as we patronize an unseen oligarchy.

Let us outlaw Sovereignty
and nurture a benevolent tyranny
that evolves with butchered brutality
of a reality,
which is nurtured
by our ALIEN Bureaucracy.

Bangladesh in nineteen ninety four
is like a ravished
well bedded
over used
who smiles with pride each time
for a price
to its next CLIENT
and calls this

Dhaka 24th September 1994


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