I did...Did you Vote??

Jaagore...only then will we sing Jai ho!!
Anthems of all tunes marked the nation,
People of all types and sizes participated in the processions...
Shut Up and Vote was the call!!
On deaf ears did it all fall??
Rights discussed, pros and cons assessed...
Prime time coverage to campaigns, liaisons and shoe throwing!
Flags to wipe sweat, ornament hair and litter the road...
Symbols galore to impress us and then goad.
Voter turnout dismal in number...
Educated Urbans they say stayed away...
It is the Middleclass who like democracy this way...
Words like this were professed...
Today it is an old news...
We still have some strong views...
The anthems meant good...got the first timers...the newbie boomers!!
But most chose to stay at home...use the holiday in another way!
Apathy plagues the nation?
Constancy is preferred and change abhorred?
Lots of questions bother me...
A personal experience i quote u see...
People at the centres when asked about
the option to NOT vote...why that button was missing?
Some were ignorant, others surprised that i bothered?
"What madam, how does it matter...u have so many buttons push any 1"...
Shocked and distressed...whom do i write to??
I will vote again in the next elections...
I will exercise my right and fulfill my duty...
But why promise the future?
What about today?
I did...Did you Vote??

Comments

Madhurima said…
To all my Readers:)
This option of 'not choosing to vote for any of the candidates' is not there in our country though we have the right to get our name ticked on the list and then not cast our vote!
Thank A & S for this info:), my perennial guides to election related issues!

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