Artificial obstacles

To preserve power
And tide over
Imminent crisis
You create obstacles –
Physical separation
Racial discrimination
Religious and caste segregation
Pseudo- nationalist indoctrination….!

You create barriers –
Construct concrete walls
Draw iron curtains
Spread barbed wires
Install heavily armed forces ….!

Ideas percolate through osmosis

You cannot stop dissenting voices
Emerging from fetters
And rising crescendo
And tornado
Against tyrannical rulers
With oppressive policies

You may confine people in isolation
But can’t stop minds from liberation ….!!

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