Representative Image Only

The great man

The birds are happy
To see one more statue
Added to the many

They do not know
Who the great man is
But he offers them rest

After inauguration
The guests have left
And it’s just the birds

They sit on his head
Sing into his ears
He does not object

Humans visit him
On anniversaries
Give talks and go away

Bespectacled he stands
Holding a fat book
Pointing to some place

A bird perches on his finger
Another taps his book
He stands alone, unmoved

When it rains sometimes
He gets a welcome bath
Looks shiny and happy

Every day he waits patiently
With several litigants
In the courtyard of justice

Other statues nearby
Are also waiting
One is even meditating..