In a living room
Seventeen years ago
A husband and wife
were arguing strong
The exchange had begun
over reports of an actor charged
with killing “Blackbuck”
an endangered species …
The wife felt that a
Mountain was being made
Of a mole hill
People in the jungle
Do it all the time
All the noise is
because a celebrity is involved!
The husband, on the other hand
held the crime all the more grave
as committed by a celebrity
A role modal!
Blessings and approval
such a fan and millions more
to reject accountability
Responsibility for their own actions
Even today, the fans and close “friends”
tweet support and condemn victims
the dead and the injured…
“Those sleeping on foot path like dogs
deserve to die the death of dogs”
“Sleeping on the footpath is akin
To crossing railway tracks.
Why hold the poor driver responsible?”
Footpath to these “friends”, is extended road
And drunken driving a birth right!
We saw what happened yesterday
We know what’s happening today
Does it give a cue for
What’s in store tomorrow?
With “friends” such as these tweetersWho needs enemies? !