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Bridge of Sighs

The hoi polloi
may never
know

that the world
is built on
lies

so stand
ever
beholden

bereft
of true
surmise

*

Awakening
comes far
too late

to rise dazed
in rude
surprise

*

The Machine
is Master
of Deceit

we’re duped
before
our eyes

whence evil
rules just
everywhere

and truth
heart-broken
dies

*

A few who
know are
banished hence

to grieve
in stifled
cries

banished
hence
to languish
thence

on that
anguished
bridge of
sighs

 
[©R.Kanth 2024]

 

Professor Rajani Kanth, is Author of Coda (A Novel), A Day in the Life (Novel), Expiations (Verse), and Farewell to Modernism (Political Economy Tract).

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