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Utopia*

 

There is a Sea of
Tranquillity
if only We knew
The Way

 

Mystery guards
its access wild
hid in light
of day
 

It signals us
in accents mild
as to why it is
that way
 

Only the blest
pass the acid test
Others are led
astray
 

In turbulence
of fretful life
it is a haven
fond
 

Far from the
muddling,
madding, strife
it lyeth quiet
beyond
 
*
 
It’s what starry eyed
call Shangri-La
where all traffic lights
stay green

 
Where all clocks
chime in unison
and all idylls
glow serene
 

Where wishes teem
big and bounteous
and beggars rise up
as kings
 

Where at every nook
an angel sings
and every pig
has wings
 

*
 

But, alack, there is
no Promised Land
nor High Roads that
lead to Rome

 
So Here and Now
must seek your bliss –
in benefice of
hearth and home

 
* The ‘enlightenment’ gifted us Utopias to chase after,
as a sop, and a secular substitute for ‘heaven’…
.
 
[© R.Kanth 2022]
 

Professor Rajani Kanth, is Author of Coda, A Day in the Life, and Expiations

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