A Vote For '49 O'
Poem By Samanyan Lakshminarayanan
[I thank Mr. Gnani who had given an excellent write up
of this 49 O in his column in kumudam[a tamil weekly]]
The elections have started with a bang
the results is sure to be a 'hang'
along with.... many others would 'hang'
The economy...the market....progress...a few of the sure to hang
Why am i so negative?
The start of it all gives me a pang in my heart
a whopping 10c is the rate of a seat
an innocent voter would ask
HOW DO YOU KNOW?
was there any tender published in any paper
IS IT LEGAL?
NO..I DON'T KNOW...that would be an answer and a statement
A candidate investing 10c on a seat...
where will he recover it from
he thinks corruption is legitimate
once he has paid for his seat
that seals the cover
from such a plaque 'good governance'
would never recover
DOES IT SEEM LIKE A RECESSION
no not for them...
the whole lot of them
There is really no difference..
the system is bad
even the good would turn bad
MY VOTE IS FOR '49 O'
Instead of boycotting
instead of sitting at home
i go to the booth
verify my name in the list
get marked for casting my vote...and
prefer not to vote
as per the '49 O' rule