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By- Dr Nunglekpam Premi Devi
Independent Scholar

Afraid! ’m afraid of false, speeding too fast;
Wide and louder; incorrect and untrue;
Engaging everyone’s ear and untruth stories;
Spreading wildly and vividly; picturing and coloring;
I doubt that we all do, simply fascinating one or the other;
‘Faster’ it goes word to word when it’s not true;
‘Alive’ much when it’s not originated, worried and panic;
Bomb! Bomb! We’ll run and we’ll shouts,
‘Here and there’ at the ‘khwai keithel’ at ‘lamlong keithel’
All alive and all fear believes: hurried and alarming;
Frightening and nervously; overacting and scaring;
Agitating and fearing; words all grow ‘gossiping’;
It’s a false play: murmuring and talking;
Oh! My hearts faster and I did run hustled.

Teach me a good lesson, if you could;
I wonder ‘how’ and ‘why’, you keep on engaging;
‘She’s fat’, ‘she’s round’, ‘she’s big’
Truth! I never ever knew how correct you tell;
Faster the better ‘you’ prompt ear by ear;
Tales after tales; dirt by dirt, chatting and talking;
Tea after Tea: “kwa after kwa’, chewing and chewing;
‘Spitting and munching’, eating and drinking;
Ah! Interesting reacting, ruling’s not bad;
‘Government and politics’; ‘candidates and parties’;
Subjects by Topics, themes and issues;
Matter and points, questions and arguments;
Discussion and key notes, concern and concepts;
Never the easy debate; never the soft conversation;
I fear you ‘gossip’, Can’t judge any analysis.

Make us safer; make us proud, all hail;
All Tiny ‘words’ make a ruler; all a mirage;
‘Vote you, vote you not’, ‘vote him, vote him not’;
Opposing and comforting; contesting and challenging’
All’s rupee, all’s dirty hands; pockets and guns;
Shawls and blankets; feasting and drugging;
Questions and supporting; accepting and campaign;
She’s too bold and she’s too illiterate;
Arguing and denying; she’s all corrupting;
Wow! I say promises are dishonesty;
Fraud and misconduct; criminal and bribery;
Lies and gossips, I agree upon you falsifications;
I laugh upon thee; and I hearsay reports and rumor;
 Circulating and publicizing; announcing and describing;
Criticizing and broadcasting; accusing and defending;
She’s drunk, she’s lazy; she’s tom and she’s solicit;
Gossip and whisper, Oh! Your gossip ruins ‘me’.

Ashinikumar Mutum

Ashinikumar Mutum, a resident of Sagolband Meino Leirak has been writing for Imphal Times since 2016. He handles mostly Press release and announcement related news. Ashinikumar is also a social worker. He can be emailed at [email protected]

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