Society, you can say, is a group of people living together
In a more orderly and civilized manner.
Sometimes, it makes you think. Really?
Maybe we should put up a banner.
Not very happy about the society of today.
Not very good things happening on the whole.
Toddlers being raped, women being eve-teased,
Kidnappings, murders, robbery and other crimes galore.
The newspaper or television or radio
seems to have only grim and sad ‘breaking’ news to share.
Titillation and yellow journalism actually
makes me want to tear out my hair.
Print magazines are not any better.
More than half the pages are stuffed with advertisements.
The few articles are heavily biased and opinionated
I control my urge to rip the pages into fragments.
The less said about our governments, the better.
It looks like they take our taxes to line their pockets.
No amenities that we can be proud of,
the poor remain poor but we send out rockets.
We were once so progressive and rich
What happened to that nation?
But, don’t you think that we can try
to be better, to change the existing station?
The first step, of course would be
to not ask of anything from our nation or society.
Accept that we need to give if forward
In many different ways to create variety.
Can we introduce a compulsory hour of community service
for everyone from students to the employed to anybody who is fit?
Ensure that a small percentage of the earnings is donated
and check that everybody does their bit.
Make begging a crime because there are helpers now
The law, on some counts has to be unforgiving.
Every child gets access to school and education
Every able person works hard for a living.
Expand the work of a precious few,
who report only the good and positive news.
Go ahead and get our hands dirty,
work for betterment instead of espousing our views.
Why am I sure that the common man
would feel better and sleep better for lending a helping hand?
Society, as a whole, would be changed
Wouldn’t that just be grand?