Bring them back

 

After many a migrant

Has perished on the track

The talking heads are saying

We want the migrant back!

 

Who asked them to walk

And make all the media fuss

While we were figuring out

The logistics of rail and bus?

 

Look at what they have done

To our Leader’s 56 inch image

Do you think experts meeting

Can curb collateral damage?

 

Will needy bosses survive

Only with accountants adroit,

If there is no manpower left

To squeeze and to exploit?

 

Spare a thought for the poor

Industrialists of our Nation

They know their Leader Cares

They’ve made a hefty donation!

 

Therefore economists concur

To bring Economy on track

Denude migrants of protection

And bring the survivors back!

 

Banner Image: People’s Archive of Rural India

 

First published in The Leaflet.