Baffled I Ask
Heaven too is caught up in political conflict
Devas and Asuras ever combating for power
Do Angels and Apsaras save us from troubles?
Lucifer just there maybe to haunt a nightmare
Are we hung by strings controlled like puppets?
Are these stories to help us realize the reality?
Good and bad virtues both we in plenty possess
Some use the bad to live luxuriously happily!
Lucky few use the good to live life in coziness
Those who don’t understand are the unlucky!!
No sins no punishments no devils no hells
We have in plenty human power-seekers
They are the evil devils that roam the streets
Out in the open broad daylight all squeezers
Of poor hungry stomachs & empty pockets.
Goodness, I admit, angelically good its sound
But it never won battles to bring in the slaves
It never found lands to plunder to feed greed
Slaves, treasures, land, power all need slays
Of innocent lives in bloodied murders cold.
History has seen the worst coldbloodedness
Where sins found pardon in houses of worship.
The rich wash sins in the holy
To relive lives of wielding the wicked whip
Even the good turn bad to protect dear assets.
If we believe only good is good, we are fools!
The rich only get richer as their bad gets nasty!
Their sins as confessions can fill big temples!
Money they spend on pets can feed a country!
Lucifer, Asura, even hell would get the shivers!
Power makes countries rich & some deprived
Does God protect the rich and damn the poor
While Satan silently enjoys the game played?
If bad make the rich and good make the poor
What is good and what is bad? I ask baffled
(24th July, 2006, Nellore)
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