Amma.


Amma,they called her
a word synonymous
with bountiful love.

Addressed her as “Iron Lady”
ruthless and rugged she was
in her ways.

Attributions to J. Jayalalitha
a matinee idol turned politician.
A cherubic woman being both
-a lover and a killer.

She was imprisoned twice
not for any heroic deed
as one would presume.

Stayed behind the bars
for hoarding disproportionate assets.

Gold in tolas, silver in kilograms
jewelry in boxes, properties not one or two
but innumerable amassed during her tenure
as Chief Minister Of Tamilnadu.

Been at the helm
for five terms- a full fourteen years,

All being so, she was the “darling” of the people
who went crazy on seeing her,
who immolated themselves
when she was arrested.
incredible as could be.

She was a charmer. Pied piper like
she drew the crowd. Magical it seemed.
Magnificent it was.

Jayalalitha died a few days back.
She was an enigma in life and death.

The symbol of two leaves of her party AIADMK
lies dry on the ground. None to enliven it.

Jayalalitha died a few days back.
Been an enigma in life and death.

Advertisements

2 thoughts on “Amma.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s