The representatives we elect
Make laws which rule our fate
Yet many important bills get passed
Without any discussion or debate!
Leaders who dominate rallies,
Are eager on channels to speak,
Acquiesce in all new impositions
Which spells trouble for the weak.
Observe declarations of incomes
(The fortunes our leaders amass)
Then evaluate their non-performance
Allowing questionable bills to pass.
The rulers will use every stratagem
For opposition to come to nought
But why should they always oblige
By resorting to walkouts and boycott?
Millions get affected by new laws
They hardly have any clue about,
As their representatives failed to
Challenge brute majority’s clout.
No one enjoys this state of affairs
Everyone discusses their disgust,
But no one dares to proclaim openly
To break status quo, change is a must!
Therefore, when next election happens
And we again get to choose our “voices”
We may vote for the same non-performers
In the absence of any better choices..
(Raju Z. Moray is a Mumbai-based lawyer who enjoys writing poems. He is the author of two books ‘Court Jester-2017 and ‘The Locked Down Lawyer-2020)