64 thoughts on “Death of democracy

  1. Punam, this is hitting so many nails on the head – a brilliantly crafted poem, about a deeply worrying and concerning state of… the world. I love the lines about rose-tinted glasses covering jaundiced eyes. If only those eyes could go outside and properly see what is happening right in front of them. I feel so deeply concerned about things happening in our world. This is an incredible poem. I hope it’s published, it should be! 🧡🧡

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    1. You are right…it is a very worrying state of affairs. I try not to talk about politics and religion as these are contentious issues. But then, one has to speak about issues close to heart. Thank you so much, Rachel, the encouragement of my friends here means a lot. ❤️❤️

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      1. Contentious but important issues. I love it that you express your views in your poetry, it’s a great medium for it and you do it so well. I am so happy to be called your friend and to provide encouragement for your wonderful writing ❤️❤️

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  2. Ah, the rise of nationalism… we all know where that lead in the early 20th century. Democracies have become places for tyrants and old men oppress anyone who wishes for change. Aptly and perfectly written, Punam.

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  3. I love this. You are spot on with this description of how blindly people follow tyrants and dictators without ever questioning them. It seems it is happening all over the world. What a sorry state 😔

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  4. We need a stronger opposition and better options for leader in our country. The media and politicians who keep the nation stuck in religion, casteism and lunatic narratives needs to change. We need to be focused on development and canvassing for votes should come from there. We are a secular nation for God’s sake! We are all Indians and that should be the parameter of our recognition. What religion we choose to follow must be irrelevant.
    Anyway, this is all but wishful thinking. But it feels good to vent.

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  5. Your words ring so true!! Those glasses need to be ripped off…I hope people start seeing the truth soon. I fear so much what the future holds as your right, this isn’t just happening in the USA but all over the world.

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