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 ….!

But
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 ….!!

Sheshu Babu is a writer who wants to foster the whole world. Read other articles by Sheshu.