April 09, 2011

Hunger Strike - My Take

The occasion called and many rose to it...not all could tamper their schedule to represent...the ones that did, were splendid and articulate...bringing to its knees...an adamant, corrupt serpent of a government was no mean achievement...
They fasted under camera glare...I skipped my dinner in the unseen confines of my den...raised slogans, placards, held candlelight vigils...I applauded quietly forming the backdrop...
The goals achieved, the promise proclaimed before millions of witnesses...they parted, extolling the virtues of meeting again...
I wondered if things would indeed change how many of those raddled, weary denizens could withstand the urge to take the easy way out of bribe and scribe....or stay steadfast on the moral high ground they preached from, to one and all.

7 comments:

Judie said...

This is a most interesting piece, and I am wondering just what prompted you to write it.

Tomz said...

Are you inspired from Anna Hazzare?

TS Hendrik said...

Very intriguing post. I also rather like the picture. The H is really crude and I like that.

Bikramjit said...

I hope something HAPPENS now ...
let the fire BURN...

Bikram's

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

This offers a lot of food (or lack thereof) for thought. It's very deep.
Be well, my friend.
xoRobyn

Blasphemous Aesthete said...

I too wonder sometimes, that all those people who have gathered out there in support of one person, or maybe cause, or maybe just a fancy, how many of them actually avoid corruption in any form in their life and how vehemently do they fight and take initiatives.

Nice one.

Cheers,
Blasphemous Aesthete

Rekha said...

thanks @Judie, @Robyn, @Tomz, @BA, @TSH. @Bikram for the valuable inputs. :)

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