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The Hooch that killed the Law

Discussion in 'Poetry' started by ShailRaghuvansh, Dec 19, 2011.

  1. ShailRaghuvansh

    ShailRaghuvansh Silver IL'ite

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    When it is the hooch that kills
    you wonder
    who to blame,
    who is filled with shame?

    When people die
    consuming a liquid
    they know can kill
    why do they go through this agony still?

    Illegal brewing
    brews the lives of the poor
    twisting and turning,
    intoxicating bubbles killing.

    Families lose their breadwinners
    to the wrath of a fire let loose
    in empty stomachs and frustrated minds,
    for respite - this murderous hooch is all they could find.

    Will the law makers sit up,
    do something?
    Or just fill their treasury
    at the cost of the poor man's misery?


    (the recent hooch tragedy in Kolkata and several others all over the country)​
     
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  2. rgsrinivasan

    rgsrinivasan IL Hall of Fame

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    That was a million dollar question Shail. The government runs on that money now. Will they ever dare abolishing it? I don't think so. Heavier post it was. Thanks. -rgs
     
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    Arunarc Moderator Staff Member IL Hall of Fame

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    Dear Shail
    What an apt poem at the right time..
    100s of them are dieing at present, it is really sad.
    In some of the south Indian places the government has banned this. But still not fully demolished. I pity these poor people.
     
  4. ShailRaghuvansh

    ShailRaghuvansh Silver IL'ite

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    Hi Srini,

    Thanks. I am glad you liked the poem. I felt really bad and like always poetry is the only way I can give vent to my desperation.

    Shail
     
  5. ShailRaghuvansh

    ShailRaghuvansh Silver IL'ite

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    Dear Aruna,

    Yes, it really is a sad plight. What to do when the government does nothing and exploits the miserable condition of the poor?

    Thanks for sharing.
    Shail
     

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