Shall we?

So the count of democracy has its mandate made clear

Let’s take in reality shall we?
Five years since the last time it did the same in a different veneer
The road ahead has to be walked, shall we?

Enough has been spoken on what was,
but mighty little on what could be… Get started already shall we?
Gather wisdom, follow rules, respect the laws of the land, shall we?

The emperor in his castle has his own agendas
Let’s focus on our simple everyday shall we?
Get up, dress up, show up, in all due diligence, do what we’re supposed to shall we?

Let’s save dear resources, shut taps, cut corners, turn out lights and fans shall we?
Let’s wait our turn , show the elderly concern, queue up, pay taxes, keep order shall we?
Let’s share what is in excess, bring to book the evil nexus, plant a tree, feed the needy shall we?
Let’s pray in our silences, not intrude ‘other’ fences, consume less not be greedy, shall we?

Let’s not throw that crumpled wrapper add to the burden of the aging sweeper, let’s segregate that garbage, shall we?
Let’s trust a local weaver, buy closer home from a farmer, patronize community culture, shall we?

Let’s speak a local language, yet work for global vantage, keep public props free from damage, shall we?
Let’s raise fearless sons and daughters who see beyond roles of genders, educate them to emulate greatness shall we?
Let’s stop everyday shaming of the weak and those not of privilege…
Let’s love beyond labels and signage shall we?

The one who rules can only do as much as in his prowess, We though… can shape a nation through simple, well-meaning action, about time we started in earnest… Shall we?

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