2010: Enough Already!

No change in sight for women’s rights

No expropriation of privileged mights

Militarists prescribe global peace lies

Working class interests fail to unionize


Organic farming for corporate profits

Healthcare granted for the insured elites

Homeless poor in the glitzy American nights

Hundred twenty-two die in daily medical plights


Twenty-five hundred families each day bankrupt

Subjects of Superpower profoundly distraught

Feed into Afghan, Iran, and warmongering distractions

Collectively throttle international socialist aspirations


The Wars are going to end, say the War Presidents

Monopolist bankers at G-20 make economic precedents

Plutocratic nobility yield from ethical charity claims

Priests abuse children, forgive selves, avoid prison chains


Anticommunist Herta Müller wins Nobel literature

Postmodern Rands follow individualistic scripture

Private properties grow sacred with economic recessions

Consumerism thrives on year around discount seasons


Environmental concerns lip-served by business interests

Mountains ravaged, peoples displaced, plundered forests 

Insidious attempts at defining freedom, political liberties

Minorities oppressed amidst democratic Colacracies


Marriages outlawed for all sexual orientations

Intending immigrants still illegal alien notions

Middle strata suffers from pangs of alienation

Trickled money from the rich their sole aspiration


Poor’s crimes are poverty and unemployment

Stealing of breads still law & order assessment

World capitalism is absolved of systemic failures

Of unequal laws, old boys networks, racist cultures


Two Thousand and Ten, promises to be more of the same

Let’s not celebrate this arrival of an age old game

Where monopolists continue to be magazine covers

Instead come what be the day, let’s join the class struggles


Revolutions won’t be scheduled for any auspicious occasions

Oligarchs cannot be rescued by their Gods or divine interventions

“Enough already!”, cry Zapatas in Chiapas and Orissa’s Maoists

Poor and wretched shall rise, and the rich ruling classes perish!


– Saswat Pattanayak, Peoples’ Poet



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