(Dedicated to good old World without border – Deepak Sarkar, www.kolki.com )
I always wanted to be a proud citizen
Where I could respect my leader as comrade
Feel good about people with character against violence
Honesty and humility are the main theme of coherence!
My fate wasn’t easy, star wasn’t lucky
As the new born democracy converted to market economy
Importing violence, militia, agents, promoters, media takeovers
Destroying natural market, community, and freedom so dear!
God kept me alive as I studied hard with focus -
To gain educative voice against all odds!
Suddenly my first job landed me
After initial excitements, amazements and celebrations -
Soon realized it is no more the product of American Revolution!
My tax money went more to fund military and aid for allies
Than to feed and care for the homeless, helpless and hungry!
Democracy gave in to Supreme Court installed Presidency
People’s voice got defeated by a fiery new anarchy!
Disillusioned, I moved to Canada as Canadian
Appreciating values universal, people warmly humanitarian
Thanked God for the opportunity to taste real freedom -
Finally, I could proudly tell the world I found my home!
Government changed with new election
Importing greed, voucher, fear, resembling American Neo-Cons!
Disheartened! I looked back to my life and inner self!
Rejoiced! Everything only helped me be a proud world citizen!
Author: Deepak Sarkar, 844 Royal Oak Ave, Victoria, BC V8X 3T2, Canada;