Saturday, November 5, 2011

Rose Gardens and Minefields

Rose Gardens and Minefields, a  collection of my finest poems, short stories and essays was published last month. This book was published by Leadstart/Frogbooks. It's a must-read. It will entertain and enlighten you. It shreds the veil from the face of the Dark Age. No, I'm not referring to the past dark ages but the present one where people blindly follow dictators, tyrants, terrorists, other fools (politicians, religious nuts, etc), instincts, and the evil path. Yes, the earth has become more hellish than hell itself. We use our logic in a warped manner to justify horrendous acts of violence, genocide, murder, infanticide, etc and we think we are smart. For example, oh he's a poor farmer living below the poverty line...he had to kill his young daughter because he could n't afford her dowry. If you were in his place, you would understand....Understand, my foot. This is precisely the Dark Ages, I m talking about as there is a thick cloud of bigotry which distorts our thought processes. Our reasoning is more faulty than that of the cavemen who never tried to justify their acts of violence. They just called a spade a spade......That's all folks!!!

12 comments :

Vivek Pereira said...

The book is doing well....or at least more than 200 copies have been definitely sold.

Maurice P said...

Don't look now but there's a monkey on your back and I think it's me.

annahazare420 said...

There's nothing on corruption in your book except for one short story.

dorothy p said...

There's more corruption in Team Anna than anywhere else in India.

Cheryl Coal said...

or anywhere else in the world. Even in the UK, the level of corruption is high but we don't have people hijacking democracy.

Vivek Pereira said...

Thanks for sharing about the corruption levels in UK, Cheryl!!!

annahazare420 said...

I'm taking the next flight to UK.

dorothy p said...

You can fast during that flight!!!

Cheryl Coal said...

"People hijacking democracy" that's how I describes the Jan Lok Pal movement.

parkerd said...

Hijack is a really strong word, I think.

parkerd said...

Couldn't you have resorted to a euphemism or soemthing?

Anonymous said...

I disagree with you Parker. "Hijack" is a relatively mild term to describe what's happening.