A Country of Idiots

Santosh Kumar Pokharel

He was hungry
The neighbours laughed
Laughed the passers by
Who had eaten just few hours ago
They had nothing for their evening though.

The regime was laughing
To see all these idiots.
Everywhere laughter resonated,
And he started laughing too
See, there was no issue.

Life’s going on its own way
Who will for nothing
bother sway?

There are still countries
Full of idiots.

June 30, 2024. Nepal.

(Santosh Kumar Pokharel is the Global Poet of our time. His poems are being published and read worldwide. He is the inventor of pokhrelian stanzas and the #pokhreliknots being practiced these days by poets, globally.)