Water water every where, not a drop to drink,
Money money every where, brought a nation on its brink.
Black money, white money, terrorism galore,
All a common man wants is roti- kapda-makan once more.
Politicians come and go, governments always boast,
Caught in the mediocrity of life, the common man suffers most.
I am a common man, I am worried about my family,
What the hawala-satta-jehadi’s do isn’t it the gov’ts responsibility?
Let me live in peace, provide me with basic amenities,
I pay my taxes honestly, why should I suffer these atrocities ?
Dr Namrata Kulkarni