The Anti-Christ on “Good Governance Day”
Now, if your governance were good,
You would not be wasting food
On those whom your lord meant
To be meek and beloved of god.
You would hoard every morsel
To profit those who are smart.
Unburdened by a feeling heart.
If your governance were good,
You would have understood
That only those whose Christ is
In Kashi, Mathura, or Hardwar.
Whose Mohammed is not too far
From Ayodhya may have an aadhar
Card, and claim to citizenship.
Excising all the others, how much
More compact and genuine, pure
And pristine our governance would
Have been. You think good governance
Should mean giving unto all according
To need without discrimination;
Mor fool you: there can be no good
Governance unless you feed
The productive greed of those that have,
Reliance must be put on Reliance,
For they are the true nation;
The rest are mere population.
You think good govgernance means
Cleaning up the Augean stables.
Not so. Good governance means
Propagating that idea but, visible
Broom in hand, sweeping only a nice,
Clean street, and fixing some loose cables
You think good governance means
Doing the things you say you will do;
Not so; it only means saying ad nauseum
You will do, you have done, you always do,
Unlike the other fellows, making
Brazen babble stand for what you
Never do or mean to do. Otherwise,
What sense would it make to say
You are a posse with a difference?
Where others falter in actions, you
Accomplish in words. When a word
Is spoken, think that the deed is done,
And make all the others think so too.
Good governance means, whatever
The circumstance, however keen
The anchor, never go into a blinker
Even in the midst of the most blatant
Untruth; kosher nationalists must
Never feel shame; good governance
Means to make it seem that even
In the grossest funk, you are
On top of the game. Good governance
Means when all else fails, beat a bold
Drum, and drown the critic in “vande mataram.”
Good governacne means calling the “lost
Souls” back into the fold, but not let
Them make bold to enter the temple.
Good governance means giving women
Ample room to be Devis or “Fallen” ones
Instead, but never let them be women
In flesh and blood.