Let’s confuse character with color

Freedom with multiparty elections

Socially just education with degrees 

Class society triumphs with progress

Religious upbringing with well being

Social networking with activisms

Facebook, Twitter with revolutions

Tax evasions with desirable charities

Charities with poverty eliminations


Let’s confuse TV channels with news 

Security Council with peaceniks

Gaddafi and Castro with terrorists

Capitalism with prosperity, progress

Occupy activists with social parasites

Polanski, DSK, Paterno with virtues

Feminist demands with hooliganism

Oscar, Pulitzer, Nobel with greatness

Queen of England with hardworking Highness

American plutocracy with vibrant democracy

And working class with abject helplessness!


– Saswat Pattanayak, Peoples’ Poet


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