News: Another snake found inside Vidhan Sabha. 26 April 2018. Who says there is no poetry in news?
Appeal to politicians
Come on guys, I'm just a snake
In the cooling system, barely awake
I get my learning from the MLAs
And all their somnambulant ways.
Yes, I may bite but never kill
No poison in my teeth or mind
Unlike your leaders who always will
Ingenius ways to kill will find.
I come from the ridge where I have stayed
My home you guys have now destroyed
What choice had I but to have strayed
Homeless, helpless, and undeployed.
From afar, this move, I thought
Might get my enterprise some applause
And then for me and my lot
You'd deliberate and bring out laws.
Maybe, we thought, you might ask
Us all to move to where MPs
Frame rules for the nation as their task
And there hiss out all our pleas.
Birds, reptiles, deer, and antelopes
Now watch your actions in despair
Their pleas ready in nature's envelopes
We thought you'd display some care!
We're diadem snakes and protected
And have a right to come and voice
Detected or maybe undetected
We must be heard, we must rejoice.
We've seen you fight without a reason
And quarrel for some miserly gain
We've seen you escape even treason
We've seen your acts in every reign.
For once, at least, listen to life
And stop destroying our habitat
We're fed up of living with this strife
And wish you cease being a brat. .
26 April 2018
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