Left for its maiden mission
the unmanned rocket – Chandrayaan.
Scientists claimed what a feat!
sheer waste, declared critic.

Oh critic! mind your language,
rejoice, nation’s techno prowess.
Poverty is our permanent companion,
let it not spoil a proud occasion.

Construct society
for everyone to succeed,
rich or poor, independent
of caste and creed.
Create opportunity,
not give dole,
people can find
a wayout, even of black hole.

Not right to pit one issue against
the other, for a developing nation
both are important matter.
Since independence
we have spent billions,
in dollars, pound and cent
but on the poverty front,
we could hardly make a dent.


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