Let the trials begin!’
Proclaimed the jury.
The accused were brought
As the air charged with fury.
Spectators were in abundance
For, this trial had no precedence.
The accused were no mere mortals
A beast, metal and a web portal.
Trial began for Whatsapp,
Accused for several mishaps.
‘You spread lies and hate,
As innocents faced unlucky fate’.
‘Riding their bikes, far they traveled
To escape from the rushes and explore the unraveled.
Child stealers! You called them.
Scared, the natives went for rods and spades.
On a dastardly day when “Guest is God” faded.
How do you plead, guilty or not?’
‘A simpleton I am, I bring people close.
Reuniting people with whom they had lost.
Harming anyone is not in my code.
Though I do get played by people of fraud.
I am nothing but a humble messenger
Like water, I adapt into what is being entered.
Not guilty I plead, though I repent all that has happened.’
Exit WhatsApp, enter the gun.
‘You trespassed into where you shouldn’t have been,
Ending lives so full of hope and love.
Speak up, despicable stick!
We have to hear what made you so sick’.
‘Blessed with bones of steel,
I have no mind of my own.
No matter how hard I try with all vigor,
The power lies with the hand that pulls the trigger.
You knew what I could be,
And yet you let me roam free.
If you care as much as you make out to be,
You should change your rules before it’s too late’.
The cow filled up what was left by the gun.
And went on the trial tediously.
‘We called you mom, even made you God!
No letdown hurts more than yours, you fraud
What kind of mom sleeps soundly at night,
When her kids shroud their brethren in whites?’
‘Without my consent, you called me names.
When things are a mess, I am to blame?
The differences are yours, I treat y’all equal,
Your tikkas and topis mean nothing to me.
You think you are smart, and yet here we are
Where the puppets are under trial
While the masters are let out wild
If you really want to see this through,
Look no where else but into you’.
Name: Vishnu M Menon
Company: KeyValue Software Systems