Wednesday, March 24, 2010


Today's world is a world of lie, cheat and use...all that is needed is a conscience that does not prick.

With what ease
Lies are spoken
And stories woven
In these strange times
Of dog eat dog!

No conscience pricks
As lies denied
Blatant ones
That many ears have heard!

Trampling on feelings
Walking right through,
Flippant fling of ‘sorry’
If that really helps!

Disrespect rules
In laws and in bonds,
Loopholes invented
In bends in hairpins!

Nature and nation
Kith and kin
None stand the onslaught
Of the marching machines!

Dressed to kill
In designer garb
Soaked in the sweat-tears
Of some unfortunate ones!

This is the reality
Of today’s world,
Convenience and profit
The two buzz words!

© Nalini Hebbar/openmind/2009 - all rights reserved
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The Write Girl said...

Your words certainly ring true. So many profit with little regard for the poor and helpless. It is quite sad that people are rewarded for scheming. Thank you for your reflection and commentary.

Shri Ram Ayyangar said...

so true, we are thriving on lies and lies.The lies of politicians, local administrators and office bosses!

Sorcerer said...

Very true... Nice post!

Chapters From My Life said...

Sometimes I wonder how necessity lies have become in our lives...


Hi there! beautiful post u have there, pretty lyrical.Lies seem to a given these days, no longer an aberration!
I also write poems when i get the time, a few of which r on my blog.If u do wish, you could visit them at

keep up the beautiful writing!

Hitesh Rawat said...

lies are so common...don't know about other .....but i lie a lot.....hope they don't hurt others....or may they do.......

Vinita Apte said...

Fabulous simply fabulous....the truth so poetically put across. All of us have become carpetbaggers...

Parth J Dave said...

Shocking reality was never revealed so beautifully!

Nalini, seriously, you have your way with unparallel poetry..!!

Btw, just 1 request - please add a few social bookmarking buttons at the end of your posts, something like AddThis or AddToAny.. It shall be very useful for readers like me who wish to bookmark eternal and legendary work! :)

Unknown said...

Powerful thoughts expressed in a manner and format that few can.


Rajendra Raikwar said...

I will surely come back For more.