Silent Poem

This poem is silent,
 lost his voice on his way to a protest meeting.
Now he keeps his silence,
 protesting the silencing.
Or maybe the brave middle-class poem
 is just scared.
Ever since he valiantly voiced his view
 that silence is a weapon of the masses
the token of resistance
 has been stuffed down the throats of his countrymen.
So the poem goes home,
 and returns his awards to the Akademi.

Note: Excerpts from this poem was published in a feature in the Deccan Chronicle on March 21, 2016.