People’s Prayer

“Dear God, forgive them, for they know not what they say

They were tone-deaf when bomb blasts happened

When temples were destroyed for aeons they saw only loot

When Pandits were killed they were confused

Are they minority in a majority land?

They said vedics ate cow

Others asked how come not now

They said it is no big mystery

Whatever we say is the right history

Those who believed without proof superstitious

Those who disbelieved without proof rationalists?

Why insult to reason? Is that our tradition?

Should they not see their own unreason?

They know no difference between crime and commentary

Every incident they put up another conspiracy  theory

They saw no sins in the past but only since a year

They know no difference between State and Center

In their tolerant idea of India

How can they tolerate plain truth?

They want others to say what they want to hear

Lest they say everybody lives in fear

Dear God, forgive them, for they know not what they say”

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