BAN

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic
This was a satirical poem I wrote when the freedom of speech in our country was threatened and it almost became a fashion to ban anything

Submitted: April 04, 2010

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Submitted: April 04, 2010

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If you are sitting on a prestigious post

enjoying all the merits you can,

your work cannot be called complete

unless you have posed a ban.

What is the use of your powers

if you cannot misuse it?

Unless you pose a ban or two,

for your job you would be a misfit.

So think of something in current news

with which you agree not,

'It hurts our sentiments deeply

and so a ban must be sought.'

Ban the book

which has a different look.

Ban the film

which is realistic and grim

Ban the common man's speech :

it's a code of conduct breach.

Ban the AD

which is a harmful fad.

Ban the press.

Ban the modern dress.

Ban healthy foods.

Ban useful goods.

Ban couples in the park.

Ban smooching in the dark.

Ban T.V. and radio.

Ban everything visual and audio.

Ban reading and writing

but not vandalizing and fighting.

Ban smoking on reel

but not its sale or deal.

Ban plastic usation

but not its production.

Ban exposure of crime

but not slums and grime.

Ban this and that

and these and those,

Ban everything in which

you can poke your pretty nose.

Why ask the common man's views ?

To ban anything : feel free,

'Democracy' ? What's that ?

Unheard of in our country .


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