The Onus is On Us:
Here we are on the brink of d-day,
We will now know how our future will sway.
The duffer, or the bluffer
Which one of them will we have to suffer.
Democracy demands we give them a chance,
But this time I think we should join in the dance.
Coz whoever they are, the men at the helm,
The country still belongs to us, not to them.
We gave them their seats, the two-seventy-two,
We voted them to power between me and you.
But whether they prove to be wise men or fools,
This nation is ours so let’s play by the rules.
Let’s not break the law, can we please stand in line,
Let’s not pull those strings to avoid paying a fine.
Let’s finally get that a red light means stop,
Let’s not stoop to bribing the poor traffic cop.
Let’s be part of the reason our country is great,
Let’s be good citizens before it’s too late.
Let’s serve our great country without hesitation,
Let’s all work together to build a strong nation.
Enough of the trolling, the barbs and the fights,
Now let’s stick together, stand up for our rights.
Enough of debates on religion and caste,
Now let’s be united, secular at last.
They might have the seats, the two-seventy-two,
But the country belongs to me and to you.
And we’re a billion people, a billion and plus,
At the end of the day, the onus is on us…
“To make democracy work, we must be a nation of participants, not simply observers. One who does not vote has no right to complain”