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Letter from Dystopia


I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that his justice cannot sleep forever…

Thomas Jefferson


Hello there, my fellow humans!
How do you fare?
have you caught our bug yet?
or do you not dare?
Do you spend all your monies
on missiles and on guns
and are you more warlike
than all of Attila’s Huns
do you lock up black and brown
like it’s going out of style
keeping poor folk down
in severe durance vile
Do you claim democracy
whilst being its antipode
do you augment liberty
by gun and by sword
do you rule an empire
by force and by fraud
chanting very piously
one nation under god

do you war on helpless
the weak and the low
the mills of fate be grinding
though they oft grind slow

If there be an Auditor
what might S/He say
reckonings are just as sure
as every dog its day

so my fellow beings
ape not Our Ways
cause we live in Dystopia
the Muse of these lays


[© R.Kanth 2023]


Professor Rajani Kanth, is Author of Coda (Novel) , A Day in the Life (Novel), and Expiations (Verse)

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