Dignity of Motherland

a poem by

Janakiraman Ra

An international organization has observed
That India is forty seventh out of Two hundred.
We may rejoice that we are far ahead
If India is forty seventh in ecological superiority,
In literacy, internal peace and religious amity,
In preservation of wild life, in new inventions,
In lower crime rate and in fewer road accidents.

India is ranked forty seventh in corruption.
Should Indians be proud of this position?
Giving bribe may facilitate matters
Accepting bribe may make one richer.
But do those who give bribe and accept bribe
Are happy about this unhappy world ranking?
Oh, God let them think of their motherland
And uphold the dignity of Mother India.