New Pair of Jeans
POETRY FORMAT, 20 Jan 2020
Buying a new pair of jeans
With her hard earned means
The teenager Tanu put them on
For her friends to like her taste
The friend told her not to waste
Money on buying such costly things
What should I do my friends
Should I return them to the store
No, only make a cut here,
A scratch there.
Let not people say
You are too rich and proud
And have no concern for the crowd
Of the poor people where you stay
Have a little heart for them
Put on a few scratches for them
This is democracy you see
The poor will also agree
That Tanu cares for us
And dresses like us
Dr Ravi P Bhatia is a member of the TRANSCEND Network for Peace Development Environment, an educationist, Gandhian scholar and peace researcher. Retired professor, Delhi University. His new book, A Garland of Ideas—Gandhian, Religious, Educational, Environmental was published recently in Delhi. firstname.lastname@example.org
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