All posts tagged: Annual

2015: Of Incidental Revolutions

What about the promises this new year shall bring Ballads of scrutiny, merciless calendar sings Memories slurping away, with bitter windtongues Cruel time ticking away, sans any arbitrary stops Moments of endless reflections, for the years past us Stunning silence of missing airplanes, roaring blunders What if this, what if that, had we tried our best Could we have ended this bloody war, that electoral race A patriotic bunch in India murdering Gandhi again Revitalized danger, right wing fascist men Third World Project a dying form of irrelevance Playground for capitalists, turf for deathly dance Irreparable losses of beloved poets and thinkers too Baraka, Seeger, Stuart Hall, Marquez and Maya Angelou Decomposed pens, gloomy monotones, assessing the future Racist cops, hopeless masses, Millions March for better Have the twain already met, since the east seems like west Signboard reads; One united world take this radical test: When the monopolists unite across divisions they create Is working class too fragmented to effectively protest? Translucent agendas besieging chroniclers of history Russia, China and Iran appear to be …

2014: Let Ourselves Prevail

“Where the mind is without fear” and whistleblowers roam free Prisons abolished; die with them, values all reactionary Where the world exults in differences, amidst sheer diversity Supremacism ends; cease with it, any collective adversity Where ideas spring from challenged truths, broken promises Perfection wound up; sought after no more are divine images Where faith is exposed as a hopeless quest, of oppressed states Reason, power and strength too seen as elite privileged quests      Where rape no longer a metaphor, nor millionaires act commoners Celebrities awaken the conscience, not profiteers, accumulators  Where the admired do not endorse wars, nor dwell in charities  Corporate czars get caught faking empathies, moralist vanities Where the homeless are not recruited to clean nuclear mess Working class emphatically organize, not rescued under duress Where marginalized empowered, seeking no solace in a pope Into such a year of radical possibilities, immense in its scope To undo, to unlearn, to find right here – both heaven and the hell To end holy patriarchies and capitalism, let ourselves prevail.   – …

2013: Global Spring?

Another year past, and the die has been cast  Future will be better, so predicts the soothsayer Changes visible at last, with progresses steadfast Status quo flayed forever, ruling elites now shudder   What can be worse, than the last year so coarse Drabbled in colonial blood, Diamond Jubilee fraud Millionaire monarchs, offering austerity measures Middleton’s pregnancy nod, nurse upsets the god   Africa continues to exist, exploited, needy, subsists Capitalist handouts ravage, suppress evolving rage Gaza attacked by imperialists, Israeli apartheid wins First world too has problems, Kim Kardashian craze   Yet Sandy storms still, Sandy Hook gun cultures kill Frisk and search racist, disempowered cannot resist Islamophobic Youtube reel, West’s warmongering shill Obama’s growing kill-list, the American draconic fist   Hindus wake up to rapes, Indian conscience reshapes Dalits brutalized, Maoists killed, Modi wins reelection bid Where the mind full of fears, and head regretfully hangs Protesters off the lid, protected again by nationalist shield   Shall we see more of the same, or more shall make us ashamed For the historical alarms …

2012: Reclaiming Roots

Wall Street Occupied without an organized movement Egypt under siege, their democracy’s a farcical moment Libya annihilated; no longer the anti-imperialistic force Syria and Iran next; Arab Nationalism reduced to remorse   Regressive rebels talk about the promised freedom “Springs” Vaclav Havel a hero, Kim Jong-Il evil, facts are broken wings NATO the proprietor, Islam the enemy, Cold War not yet a ghost Praise the God, drop the bomb, sanction when it hurts the most   Year after year, day after day, corporate media headlines the same Celebrities make out, breakup, detox; royal families wedding game Nobel Prizes to warmongers, Oscar Awards to King’s Speeches “The Iron Lady” celebrates Neocons, no superstructure glitches       A year of tragedies befell the world over the past twelve months Farcical freedom bells, DSK and Murdoch trials, grand justice loss  Eurocentric lens, American trades, Israeli fighter planes, still victorious Bankers, philanthropists, presidents, billionaires continue as glorious    Harlem’s burning, Paris in flames, London defeats alleged rioters Class wars lost, Zapatista censored, Maoists shot in street corners Are …