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Rise and Fall


A feast of free reason
a flow of purest soul
flesh is ready willing
spirit is not yet whole?

murder is in season
carnage in the air
neither rhyme nor reason
abideth anywhere

‘Tis the end of an Epoch
Change loometh nigh
the Old Order is waning
a New is standing by

There’s pain in the passing
whilst exotic is the new
as tyrannies go a-tumbling
long long overdue

their innings is over
Others’ is rising high
strike away old shackles
rise and wave goodbye

in feast of free reason
in vibrant flow of soul
spirit’s ready and willing
flesh is now made whole

In checkered human history
such ironies abound
First, Man oppresses Man
then, it’s the Other Way around?

[© R.Kanth 2023] 

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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