Poem on corruption in India
Income Tax, House Tax, Entertainment Tax,
Land Tax, Property Tax, Road Tax, Sales Tax,
Besides these Seven Taxes may be yet New Tax !
All these elments are to irk people and vex !
These are the imposed burden for all of us,
Salary and allowances earned thus face minus !
People flounder to create extra income,
Commission and corruption are its outcome !
Taxes, however, maintain the Exchequer,
Graceful Governance lavishly incur expenditure !
Parliamentary perks are exuberantly high,
Nobody comes forward to interrogate why ?
Infructuous expenditure occurs in security,
Only on so-called dignitary and celebrity !
People in general remain always unsafe,
Facing robery, theft and unscrupulous rape !
Heads of the Nation who are called Patriotic,
Enjoy royalty life-long even when walking with stick !
One way, the clamour is to uproot poverty,
All high quarters, enjoy wine-and-tea-party !
Nation seems helpless to maintain status quo,
Resultantly occurs always the fiscal fiasco !
Poor public cannot snub, whatever may go,
All of us sustain, shall remain sustaining so !
Eclipsed is thus remaining the name of shame,
Fame of Dignitaries fractures its frame !
Actors, leaders, traders are very few patriotic,
Graceless greed attracts them *hic et ubique !
*hic et ubique = here and everywhere.
Poet-Ashwini Kumar Goswami.