Thought blurbs to awaken our collective compassion
In the searing heat, through the desert’s boom
Chiselled from the depths of the nation’s womb
Fairy tale rhetoric of gilt & gold
While history is fossilized in a museum-fold.
Vying skyscrapers: Big, Bigger, Biggest.
Encased in skins of blue, green and violet.
Amidst structural glazing of startling pink
Lush greenery dotted with palms in synch.
Dark-kohled eyed framed in black
Speed past in 6-laned traffic track
Accompanied by men in white-robed augustness
A chequer-pattern in the desert’s barrenness.
Behind all this golden foil
Is my country brethren’s sweat & toil.