This was absolutely brilliant. The contradicting lines are right on. I listen to campaigns and think we the ppl are really stupid to believe 99% of what is said, so we vote on personality. I won't go into my political views , no one wants to hear them but wow you nailed it.
I loved this write. Going in favorites
I am sword's peace
I am gunshot's silence
With my holy thoughts
I worship violence
I like the contradiction used to describe the swamp that is politics. Swords peace, and gunshot's silence, the play on words is amusing.
The thoughts holy, worshiping violence is pretty much the truth.
Bouncing crystal ball
Won't change my fate
Chosen by common man
With command to hate
This stanza clearly states how the citizens have elected the political demon, unaware of his intentions.
I deceive with honesty
I abide law of sins
Within my sacred blood
I breathe for needles & pins
This stanza is quite the slap on the face. I have nothing to say about this stanza, it is self explained and needs no elaboration.
I deceive with honesty - Such simplicity, yet it reflects the horror perfectly.
Ruling weak souls
Living free in cages
Freedom vanished with faith
Power shines for ages
^ Ruling weak souls - does justify the circumstances created once the politicians are elected. People are resilient by force.
Living free in cages - I interpret this line in two ways. One - Politicians living freely within the boundaries/cage of politics and breaking all the rules and laws with no fear. Two - People are like the animals in the zoo, unknowingly carrying an illusion that, they are residing free, even though they are free only within the cages they are confined to.
Freedom vanishing with faith - merely states that the faith entrusted upon our chosen electives backfires once the power is lost to those who have won the election and will soon deprive us of rightful democracy.
Long live corruption, hehe :P
Very well written Nitin, must say you are one hell of a poet, speaking boldly into the face of the bad.