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You Disrobed the Temple

Tuesday 19 August 2008, by Suhas Borker


Forget all the loot of the past
- Forget all the heirlooms and jewels
- Forget all the gold and family silver
- Stolen, sold, resold, melted, moulded and parked away.

This time,
- Twentysecond July 2008
- You went for the jugular of our faith
- You disrobed the Temple
- You stripped it of its dignity
- You pillaged its ethics
- You sacked its morality
- You pilloried its truth
- You hung its conscience upside down
- By stacking naked greed on the table.

The Reichstag was set on fire like this once
- But your shenanigan will come to naught.

From the high dome of justice that crown
- The one hundred and fortyfour columns of the Temple
- The trauma, pain and anguish of the earthy millions
- The eyes that mirror the Lok
- Will make the netted shibboleths in stones above
- Rain upon you.

Who elected you?
- Whom do you represent?
- Whose Parliament is it?
- Who is above The People?
- Your answers are meaningless now
- The will of the people will prevail.
- You will pay for this!
- You will pay for this!

The Blue Chakra juggernaut
- That transcends timelines
- And flies from above the Temple colonnade
- Will catch up with you soon
- The will of the people will prevail.
- You will pay for this!
- You will pay for this!

July 29, 2008
- New Delhi Suhas Borker

[Suhas Borker is an independent documentary filmmaker and convener of the Working Group on Alternative Strategies based in New Delhi. He can
be e-mailed at]

(Courtesy: The Statesman)

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