Its time to get inked
I go out everytime and fulfill my duty, which is also my right
I never get any sops, free mixer or fridge
But nonetheless, you will find me standing in line, waiting for my turn to vote
I am never eligible for doles like free meals, 1Rs. Rice and dal
I pay my taxes, buy my rice and dal for Rs.100, fight inflation, yet go out and vote every election
I don’t fall under any category; I am not affiliated to any political leanings
I am not economically backward, nor were my ancestors oppressed.
I work all my life to give good education to my children and yet have sleepless nights,
Wondering if they would get a decent education!
Will my child be admitted based on merit or kicked out for want of reservation?
I have no problems according to the political class,
I earn more than enough according to socialist class,
I should be thinking about the greater good according to influencers and celebrities
I should only talk about what appeals to the internet trolls!
Yet, it is only me who will go out and vote without the motivation of money or other perks
It is only because I still believe that protecting my democracy is my biggest duty and also my right!
Who am I?
I am the one who never figures into manifestos, who is never talked to, but always talked at..
I am the one who is never categorized into anything other than the ‘The Middle Class’
The nameless, faceless, without clout class
Only remembered when there is a financial deficit.