[Veteran social activist Anna Hazare is currently on indefinite fast at Jantar Mantar,
New Delhi, to demand the passage of 'Jan Lokpal Bill ' in Parliament to check corruption in . Dr. Mustafa Kamal Sherwani has written this poem aptly pointing out the present situation in the country as far as corruption is concerned. – IMO] India
By Dr. Mustafa Kamal Sherwani
Dear Mr.Anna Hazare!
You may have indefinite fast, you may die,
But nobody will be ready to hear your cry;
At my feet, the mightiest of politicians lie,
With them, I am having an unbreakable tie.
You are risking your life at this stage,
All will call you a villain, and not a sage;
For you, it is not wise to incur my rage,
I feel pity on you at this advanced age.
Law-making bodies are my breeding-ground,
From there, I come down with a strong sound;
In the veins of the majority, my love is found,
On you, from every corner, people will pound.
You may be senile, but must not be a fool,
You are, no doubt, angry, but keep your cool;
Your admirers are using you as an easy tool,
You will disappear if you dip into my pool.
I have become an adjective of
’s name, India
With untiring efforts, I achieved this fame;
On my shining career, you are putting a blame,
You, an outworn species! Have some shame!
I admonish you to follow the modern trend,
The Gandhian times have come to an end;
I have a firm resolve, which none can bend,
Lastly, you will be left alone, with no friend.
[Dr. Mustafa Kamal Sherwani is Chairman, All India Muslim Forum, Sherwani Nagar,