by RAJ NANDY
They told me that scarecrows do not scare
birds or crows any more!
Nor those statutes of world dictators, -
Their heads remain adorned with bird
Doomed pigeons shuttle back and forth, -
in our polluted skies!
The air is full of dust or smog and gunpowder!
Birds have stopped coming to our Metros;
Only scavenger birds are seen circling outdoors!
It has become difficult for humans to embrace, -
Since our outstretched palms have become
clenched fists instead!
We can now pretend to be like scarecrows, -
With our arms stretched sideways, - as life
27 Mar 09