By: Shekhar Srinivasan

With a foot-long hair and a ghastly beard,
A constipated grimace appearing weird,
An orange dress and a stick to bear,
A false mask on the outside, they wear,

Claiming to know the art of living,
Through the path of charity giving,
Exploiting the weak minds of society,
Use the same charity to earn their living,

Selling themselves as priests of spirituality,
Driving people away from objective reality,
Extorting a hefty fee under the ambit of God,
The saintly garb and their business at odds,

Hiring corporate managers for marketing & finance,
Extorting the money in full advance,
To run their show, they put up a fake stance,
To their tunes, they make the people dance,

People wake up and please rise,
To stop the pervading menace of this surprise,
Using the gifted power of choice,
Become healthy, wealthy and wise.

Shekhar Srinivasan

Daily Quote: All in the dark we grope along,
And if we go amiss
We learn at least which path is wrong,
And there is gain in this.
We do not always win the race
By only running right;
We have to tread the mountain's base
Before we reach its height.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

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Posted by V. Mahfood - 2011
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