Padmaja Iyengar-Paddy
Those who lie, continue to lie.
Those who defy, continue to defy.

Those who kill, continue to kill.
Pockets, who fill, continue to fill.

Those who proscribe continue to jibe.
Those who bribe, continue to bribe.

Those who work, continue to work.
Those who shirk, continue to shirk.

Gandhi, Bapu and Father of the Nation -
Are all expressions of political flirtation!

Gandhi’s Jayantis come and go,
To which we hot and cold blow.

Many lament when October 2nd falls on a Sunday,
Since it sadly deprives them of an extra holiday!

Bio: Padmaja Iyengar-Paddy, a senior ex-banker, a former urban governance consultant and till recently the Honorary Literary Advisor of CCVA, Vijayawada, is currently an Advisory Panel Member, ISISAR, Kolkata, and the Editorial Counselor-India, International Writers’ Journal, USA. Her maiden poetry collection ‘P-En-Chants’ has been recognized as a Unique Record of Excellence by the India Book of Records for its never-before-attempted movie reviews and management topics in rhyming poetry”. Paddy’s poems, articles and short stories, some of them prize winners are published in various anthologies, newspapers, e-zines and print journals. A recipient of several awards, Paddy has compiled and edited 6 international multilingual poetry anthologies of which ‘Amaravati Poetic Prism’ 2016 to 2019 have been recognized by the Limca Book of Records (Published by Coca Cola India) as “Poetry Anthology in Most Languages.

1 comment :

  1. I thank you my dear friend and respected editor, poet and writer Santosh Bakaya, for considering my poem worthy of being published in this special issue of Setu dedicated to our Great Apostle of Peace Mahatma Gandhi! This is truly an excellently put-together edition by you, featuring truly excellent poems! Kudos and respects to you!


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