Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku Challenge #65 – Clear & Harp – linking to a hardly political blog-cast!


Monday heralds the Haiku challenge our dear friend Ronovan sets each week. Check it out here!

The words, Clear and Harp… Again Ronovan, you are totally testing us!!!

Election Fever

It doesn’t matter

How clearly I state my views

You harp on anyway…

Ritu 2015

A little background to this haiku this time.

We are in the throes of election fever here. Not General elections, but the time to select the new Mukh Sevadar, or President, of the Sikh Temple here.

It’s annoying enough, getting bombarded with literature and visits at every turn, from well wishing supporters of various candidates, to family and friends who have their own agenda with regards to who they support. 

But to have scandalous videos, and mudslinging happening between the two candidates…. Or their parties… That is unacceptable.

We are voting for someone to lead our temple for the next two years, a place of worship, a source of sanctity, not to help people with their own personal gains. This role is pretty big. We are one of the largest Gurdwaras in Europe. We need someone who will act for the good of the Sangat, the worshippers, creating a temple and atmosphere of spirituality, and serenity, not someone who point fingers, or wants gratitude.

I’ll name no names. I’m not swaying votes with my piece.

All I know is I have read lots, and it’s becoming hard to decide what is truth, and what is a pile of lies…

Truly, it has become politics within religion. Manifestos, debates, promises. All I want, and what most of those I know want, is a Gurdwara where we can go to, to pray, to soak in the beauty of the Sikh religion, to feel tranquility….

Ok, hopping off my soapbox now!!!!

24 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. jazzytower
    Oct 11, 2015 @ 18:30:57

    Mmmm! Sounds like politics is politics. A good write, thank for the backgound info.

    Liked by 1 person


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  3. R. Todd
    Oct 07, 2015 @ 19:03:29

    Very similar to the one I wrote. I like it. GMTA. ๐Ÿ˜€

    Liked by 1 person


  4. edwinasepisodes
    Oct 06, 2015 @ 15:47:37

    Great Haiku Ritu, Religion and politics – never a good mix! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Liked by 1 person


  5. wafflemethis
    Oct 06, 2015 @ 12:46:55

    It appears to be the way of the world nowadays sis. The two biggest causes of war. Religion and politics now walk hand in hand. When as you say religion should be about peace and sanctity.โ˜บ

    Liked by 1 person


  6. Emmanuel Muema
    Oct 06, 2015 @ 00:43:14

    Hi, Ritu, how you doing?

    Liked by 1 person


  7. Erika Kind
    Oct 05, 2015 @ 23:38:56

    Unfortunately so much ends up in politics again. It is sad.
    The Haiku is really good most of all after knowing the background, Sis!

    Liked by 1 person


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