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Sunday, April 1, 2012

Dirty Laundry




We like to wash our dirty laundry
        In full view of all and sundry
Petty brawls and bigger squabble
  Are exhibits of this laundry galore
Sometimes scams and big crime
   Make raving great news prime time
In morality we sunk a new low
  How we recover only god knows

PS Image kind courtesy Google. 

The poem is written as an inspiration from the current political quagmire we witness in newspapers and media

67 comments:

  1. Nicely expressed! The current political situation is just like that, every party wanting to go one up on the other. But none wanting to look at own house!!

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    1. Thanks a lot, Arti! True, what you say:)

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  2. Not only political situation, your poem applies beautifully to what many of us are doing on social networks these days ;-).

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    1. Thanks a lot , Rachna! The environment is vitiated so equally applicable elsewhere too:)

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  3. Nice one - it applies to celebrities as well as politicians.

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  4. Oh this poem is just Perfect for italian politicians.....

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    1. Politicians all over are same , only the degree to which one takes advantage is different, Francesca:)

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  5. I think its the perfect satire on not just our politicians, but even the pleabians. =D Its strange how we indulge in airing our dirty laundry in public .. I guess it gives our ego a boost to mock people publically. :S

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    1. I agree with those words, Aayushi:)Thanks!

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  6. Perfecto! Its just why only me; you too struggle kind. We should be ashamed

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  7. How we recover ??
    a big question.... day by day we r going so deep in that self-made-shit that recovery looks almost impossible... still we hope :)

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    1. Hoping for the best is all we can do, Jyoti:)

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  8. Washing dirty linen in public may put one party ahead of the other, but over all, the make a good laughing stock. They should be ashamed of it.

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    1. Not only become a laughing stock but do a lot of damage in the process, Ashwini!

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  9. Aptly expressed in those few lines.
    Just two days back I wrote a legal essay on similar issue.

    And according to me, apart from these scams, the second worst thing is what the newspapers do...publishing our country's failures on the very first page. You know it is so appalling to look at the dirtiest crap early in the morning. Why can't they just start off with something good? But then, it is useless to complain about it because after all, it is just a secondary thing.

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    1. Every word of what you say is true, Vinati:) Unfortunately, we derive some kind of sadistic pleasure in watching and reading misery as you illustrated in those words!

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  10. Well crafted...seriously depicting the scenario perfectly. :)

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    1. A huge thanks , Sunakshi that you liked it:)

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  11. There is so much dirty laundry that it becomes impossible to wash them in private.The other alternative is to live with it. And with a government pot that brazens it out by calling the kettle black, we have not hopes of it every improving. The media of course loves anything juicy, so they help wash and we watch.

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    1. Finally I see the words of profound wisdom! My sole regret is that this juicy news except for soaring TRP ratings contributes very little in a meaningful way :)

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  12. Seriously! Its time they start doing thier detergent ads, isn';t it? Nicely written!

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  13. Oh my, I am constantly being shocked by the derailment of values and ethics. The word shame lost its meaning I guess..loved your poem Rahul.

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    1. Thanks Padmaja, these words do not mean anything for those in power, though we continue to guide our lives using them as beacons:(

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  14. And all this while, the media claps it's hands in glee!

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    1. True Purba , they have fodder to feed the hungry masses overdose of the blitz of unraveling one more news, of no consequence except leaving behind some more a little more frustrated:)

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  15. :) I wish our politcians read it and maybe JUST maybe they may just see it that way ..

    Bikram's

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    1. I think they know all this, Bikram but do not other!

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  16. Oh yeah dont we see this during the elections. Also the violence in our country due to elections are overwhelming.
    www.thoughtsofpaps.com

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    1. Everywhere the story is more or less same, PAPS!

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  17. Hi Rahul, I hope your week has gotten off to a good start. This poem is so brilliantly phrased in connection to real life political sagas. It resonates well with us here in SA too.

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  18. A big thanks Sam for that nice comment! BTW your new profile picture is very nice:)

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  19. This is lovely poem Rahulji...You write very thoughtful and more importantly the poem that conveys some message!
    Keep writing

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  20. Thanks a ton, Valli for that beautiful comment:)

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  21. Thats so aptly put Rahul ji! :)

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    1. A big thanks, Ria and so good to see you back:)

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  22. Very well expressed. I pray God to help us.

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    1. I agree with you PN that only god can come to our rescue! Thanks a lot for liking:)

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    1. A big thanks ,Sowmya:)Very happy to see you again!

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  24. awesome is the word for what u have written...have heard o0f black comedy this is black poetry...amazingly well written

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    1. A heartiest thanks to you, Alka for your kind words:0

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  25. perfect words to describe our political scene

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  26. Perfect words to describe not just the political scene but also the current trend sweeping the country.

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    1. A big thanks Rachna, for having liked:)Unfortunate but true!

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  27. Interesting perspective on political view!

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  28. These lines,

    "In morality we sunk a new low,
    How we recover only god knows."

    says it all. They have attained new lows...

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    1. Unfortunately, true Saru:( Thanks for taking your time off to read my posts:)

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    1. Welcome to my blog Ashwini! Thanks a lot! Hope to see you more often here:)

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    1. Welcome to my blog and for following it too! Thanks a lot and am happy you liked this one!

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  31. Nice points mentioned! There are 2 ways of playing dirty Politics.. One, in full view in front of all the voters and two - behind closed doors (with the unusual alliances with differing thoughts)..

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  32. You said it! Thanks a lot , Binu!

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  33. Nice lines Ji... So true of the current situation (no one knows where its heading though)
    My fav lines : Sometimes scams and big crime, Make raving great news prime time! Can't stop imaging news hour with Arnab!

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