Godawful Poetry Fortnight - 9

What are the pillars of
Freedom and democracy?
George Bush speaks of
all the time,
I've rarely heard him called

Maybe electricity, roads, water?
Health, education, jobs?
We hardly have these
yet we go on about India
being a 5000-year old
civilisation, don't we.

Peace of mind, communal
harmony, that kind of stuff?
No one's got that I think
yet the human race is
not counted among the
wildlife, anywhere,
is it?

I think I know.
The two pillars of society are
liquid soap
and a bum shower.
Those two.
You see, that indicates
a) running water is available
b) sanitation happens
Atleast you're confident
about being clean somewhat.


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