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Hindsight

By Rajani Kanth

Oft, when Eating

Humble Pie

I resort to Question

Why

Some live high

Whilst Others die:

Unrequited,

To the Last –

And Answer came in

By and by

As Lions lord it

In Jungle law

We, too, be red

In tooth and claw

Justice, Fairness

Truth, and Right

Are but swindles

We must never

Buy:

Whence,

revealed,

In lurid light,

Are both Present

and the Past

Nothing Changes

The Game, simply,

Rearranges

And, In a blink

Of the listless eye

Reverts to Primal

Cast

Doff all Myths

Old and New

heed not the

rants of the ruling few

cleave not to roads

that lead to Rome

instead, tilt to

the hearth and home

where Spirit

can rest, at last

[©R. Kanth, 2018] Author of  Coda, Rajani Kanth has held affiliations with some of the most prestigious universities in the world. He has also served as an advisor to the United Nations. He is the author/editor of several academic works in political economy and culture-critique, is a novelist and poet, and has also scribed several screenplays. He is, presently a visiting fellow at Harvard University, and permanent trustee of the World Peace Congress.

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