Confuse

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…

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For you, My love

Some say my love, there’s a time for love  An occasion to assert, and to proclaim For me, my love, there’s none to resolve Nothing to validate, or rename   Friendship distinct, values progressive Your trust not for selfish pursuits World I question, in you I believe Absorbed in you, my life renews   Opposed you are to unjust strictures Unyielding your principled stands Averse to imperialism, oppressions You endorse free people and lands        My friend forever, my teacher you are You inspire me in times good and rough Lending me strength, whether near or far Unflinching…

Love Me, I’m a Liberal (Remixed)

(Based on Phil Och’s Satire)   Movements I start on Facebook Causes On Twitter, I maneuver the trends Arab Spring was my handiwork All Girls in the Blue Bra my friends  I ‘Like’ Occupy Wall Street Page My rage are my thirty daily updates Love me, love me, love me, I’m a liberal   Hillary Rosen is my ideal worker  For denying any war on women  Hillary Clinton is a staunch feminist Forgiving Bill and chivalrous military men I am all for equal pay and women’s rights Just don’t wanna give this system a bad name    Love me, love…

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,…

Children

You who surrender your children to the gods Have you wondered about the repercussions? Those that grow with heads bent to authorities How will they conceive of unfettered revolutions?   When will the children question your scriptures Of dangerous myths and needless sanctities? When would they combat your unfounded claims How to break the cycles of plutocratic doctrines?   You who gift your children to miseducation system Have you wondered about lifelong consequences? Those that shape up worldview with falsified histories How will they challenge their status quo semblances?   When will the children demand empowering knowledge Schools where seeds…

By Any Means

With the new dawn, the promising sun,  revolutionaries now victorious, and after Many comrades dead, many youths spent Finally invincible, triumphant, glorious   The masses have won, capitalists mourn Old order’s demise, new seeds of hope sown Winds have changed course, profiteers’ loss System replaced, no sympathy for elitist woes   Yet the paths ahead more difficult than traversed Organizing are old guards of private accumulators  “We shall soon crush all & bring you back to sense” Modern day White Armies gearing up for assaults   Traditionally privileged won’t give up hoarded lands Elected agents lost the battles; not them…

Freedom Tree!

Tireless in pursuit of democratic rights  Relentlessly challenging plutocratic might Braving atrocities, police state’s plights Awaiting the passage of this barbaric night   Freedom Tree! Free Press shall set us Free!   In actions and spirits, journalists united Radical is our zeal, refusing to be placated No longer shall we let scribes be oppressed Duties shall manifest, and our rights protected   Freedom Tree! Free Press shall set us Free!   Unjust regimes can imprison us; not our thoughts They can chain us down, charge us with treasons Truths we shall expose, fearless in our purpose With conscience intact, misdeeds…

2011: Struggles in Vain?

Will Two Thousand Eleven be more of the same Year of wars, prisons, profit motives by other names Shall we have renounced our faith systems and gods Would religious perversions and charities finally end   Can we look ahead to forge progressive alliances Bring together historically oppressed, dispossessed   Detached from ruling class fixations, their fancy histories Imagine new ways to expropriate established monopolies?    Are new formulations going to ensure global solidarities Or farcical elections to continue national sovereignties Assange will get justice from imperialist coalitions Or be declared a terror despite political polarities   In the name of…

Binayak Sen

Judges think they have now jailed Binayak Sen But he is indeed freed by this life sentence They think the doctor’s cause has met its end Little do they know he feels at home with comrades    What country, what sovereignty, what justice?  Imprisoned Binayak, what dialogues of peace? Liberal democracy a sham, and to save its grace  How many Binayaks we must sacrifice?   Professional war-mongers comprise ruling class Dacoits-at-large, freely looting the mass Tatas and Ambanis, monopolists get awarded Radia and Burkha, brokers, dalaals, well-bred   India is bleeding, oh my motherland in pain  Her comrades are dying,…

Assange! Assange!

Assange! Assange!  Espionage!   How long can they keep you in jails British, Swedish and American cells Who can imprison the source of freedom How long will survive walls of fiefdom   Assange! Assange! Espionage!   Spy for the people, terror for the ruling class Investigator for truth, justice you encompass Let them win Nobel Prizes and Time covers You win our hearts, love, unending supports   Assange! Assange!  Espionage!   Journalists used to be glorified spokespersons Of White House Press Meets and Royal sermons    Fourth Estate, an accomplice for the three wings These power corridors, their holy and…