Deification (Wayside Whispers)

a poem by Venkataramani K

is once again cast,
this time it is too firm-
Di has never died
but only in the royal minds;
the glitter, the passions,
the paparazzi shots conjured up
will live for good
in others’ memory
through titillating throbs
and exultations.

If a saintly woman pass away,
the tale goes,
she survives in heaven
with god-
who knows? and what does it matter?

Vox populi, nay,
vox dei
has pronounced
as another name for Di