Modified

Modified

– Dadri –
Knock knock
Who’s there?
Your neighbor
My neighbor who?
Neighbor to trust

– Godman –
Knock knock
Who’s there?
Your Baba
My Baba who?
Baba, God, Man

– Leader –
Knock knock
Who’s there?
Your leader
My leader who?
Leader you can fear

– Tolerance –
Knock knock
Who’s there?
Your fan
My fan who?
Fanning a plane ticket

– Patriot –
Knock knock
Who’s there?
Your conscience
My conscience who?
Herr Herr Modi

Saswat Pattanayak, Peoples’ Poet, 2015

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Author: Saswat Pattanayak

Journalist, Generalist, Atheist, Poet, Lover, Photographer, Communist, Third wave Feminist, LGBT ally, Black power comrade, Peacenik, Anti-capitalist, Critical media theorist, Radical film critic, Academic non-elite…

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