Common Wealth Games
What good are these games if you don’t even dare
To make some money and with Janta to share?
What Joy to make fake certificates to stiffen some collars
With easy transfer of two billion dollars
What joy to travel in huge, fancy cars
Specially imported from London without any scars
What joy to clean the fair skinned bottom
With soft dainty paper during fifteen days short term
What joy to work without any legal contract
and see every expat on a seat that is cracked
Thank you for the beggars that you have sent to my town
At every signal in Mumbai, all are dressed in evening gown.
• Godawful Poetry Fortnight runs from the 19th to the 31st August.
• Our Patron Saint is William Wordsworth.
And he gets this signal honor for saying that poetry "is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings." Way too many aspiring poets have rallied behind that banner, too few going so far as recollecting those emotions in tranquility, let alone reading the rest of the preface to Lyrical Ballads (which can be found on Bartleby, for those interested).