When Hearts Leap Ill — Badri Raina


BADRI RAINA | Caravan Daily

So poisoned is the throb of times

That not a heart may keep a pure flow

For more than a fleeting  illusion,

Of a  duping high amid a perpetual l ow.


With every announcement of pride

Of accomplishment beyond compare

The honest heart skips a beat

To swallow that it may not dare.


Those that still tell an honest tale

Do their fast for forty days

In a desert where the adder hides

To strike the heart in modern ways.


Messiahs sprout in every clime

To do dirt upon their predecessors;

Successful men cheer them on

To order into  unbending fetters


Common sense and camaraderie,

The empathy of shared tribulations,

Selfless voices, heartfelt words

That  admonish erring nations.

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