Tuesday, November 27, 2007


“don't criticize
What you can't understand
Your sons and your daughters
Are beyond your command
Your old road is
Rapidly agin'.
Please get out of the new one
If you can't lend your hand
For the times they are a-changin'.”
-Bob Dylan
(the times they are a-changing)

I was the guy
Who burnt in shame
When you were made to run naked
In the streets of civilization

I was the lonely youth
Who stood helpless
When you were torched
For being a witch

I am the insecure angry man
Who died a thousand deaths
In the bloody streets of the city of joy
When I saw the mask of humanity pulled off your bloody faces

Where do I find courage?
To fight a mutated evil
To protest, to stand tall…
When they take away from me all that I have ever known

Together, I dream of a future
An appointment with time
A time for which I waited like no other
A time when we finally protest…

It is time to protest against
The emperor’s nude vanity
To do what the youth stands for…
To herald the time for change…


Apeksha said...

Its powerful....You express such ideas in words which people can hardly face mentally or emotionally...even within themselves...coz people feel ashamed that humanity can be mutilated to this extent....you usually have a taste of subtelty...but this one is one of your boldest poems....i dont care what ur boldness can mean to the world....but for me its just a piece of marvel...i can say,u know where ur strength lies....keep writing dada

Arijita said...

Amazing.SImply wonderful.I can so feel the pain.It's a shame that humanity is being slandered everyday..and we look on.beautifully expressed.keep it up.=]

gagz said...

most in this world have forgot that they are humans... its for them who have forgotten their responsibilities as human beings.... its for us who are seeing humanism dying each day but cant do anything... its a bold poem from ritz this time and his expression was obviously beautiful

M. S. said...

The ability to call spade a spade is in itself a part of courage .

Powerful words ..short poem .. deep meaning .

Keep writing ...

RootsNaturalMystic said...

Ritz, this is one of your most powerful yet...!

Just dropped by ... was stunned by your latest creations...

Lois Cordelia (from orkut)

Barsali says: Love Life..... said...

magical -- the way you weave pain into your words.....really you rockkk........i have no words to complement this poem.....how true you are!!!