Cynics of New Delhi

Cynics of New Delhi march on
pavements laid by corrupted municipal bodies
Past the street children working in foot stalls
Or serving the famous Delhi chai

Past the poor people sleeping or living
without food or shelter in heat, cold or rain
The Cynics of New Delhi march on
Haggling for ten rupees with rickshaws and autos

Cynics of New Delhi tuck themselves safely in cars
If they dont have cars these poor girls can be gang-raped
Past the corruption and with all the apathy
The Cynics of New Delhi march on

Because didn’t you hear
There was a sale on fashionable shoes in Connaught Place
And we need proper shoes to march on and tread on and walk on
In all our cynical cultural ancient glory

Author: Ajay Ohri

http://about.me/ajayohri

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