Dissipating Memories

Memories tend to get effaced

Despite being so intricately laced

A spatter of amnesia each passing day

Lashes the recall, to drift away

 

Time does cope with emotional healing

Life organically assuages hurt feelings

Never affording a moment static

Its essence remains truly enigmatic

 

Guilt then quibbles with the mind

Of shallow affection during lifetime remind

Let alone being beholden till eternity

A passing thought over time becomes a rarity

 

Buried in deeply dug narrow trenches

Where isolation from their kin wrenches

The departed hopes, someone from the clan drops by

To pay homage and their longing mollify

 

Lost in the worldly charm

Call of final journey rings no alarm

By acts of ingratitude, fate we all seal

Forgetting, every mortal shall pass through same ordeal

 

Time certainly is the biggest healer

To this chugging capsule, here’s my feeler

Let the pain of parting from our ancestors

Linger forever, so that reminiscences never fritter

 

A Regime Unshackled

An ideology hinged on a majoritarian belief

Upon a diverse pluralistic society impinge

To despots, this hideous exploit alone shall bestow relief

While the nation is in a state of singe

 

Around plots woven to demolish or lynch

Were thoughts steeped in, blasphemy and intolerance

Yet the rightist ideologues never did wince

As the end justifies the means in their parlance

 

Exuding triumphalism over electoral gains

Shrouded in patriotic fervour evoked

Promise of a shrine on the agenda reigns

To be built, on a rubble of communal passions stoked

 

Riding roughshod over mass sentiments outright

Legislating a law, never was so facile

Constitutional tenets confront an obliteration fright

In the face of an opposition docile

 

Ever since voices of dissent got typecast

Imperative it is to wear patriotism on the sleeve

Stakeholders of an erstwhile state were bypassed

In comatose lies the valley, by the regime deceived

 

A surge of compassion for persecuted from distant shores

With the exception of Islamist, all shall naturalization gain

A parochial Act causing a nationwide uproar

Hope this uprising restores democratic checks and balances again