Loud cacophonous crowd
Chasing victim through alleys
Through traffic, through people
Victim running for dear life.
Stones, rocks, broken bottles
Hurled at victim in flight
Some on target, some hitting bystanders
The chase goes on for minutes, if not hours.
Exhausted, victim is cornered
Discarded tire hung on his neck
Clobbered with clubs and sticks
Twigs, brush, and paper added.
The human bonfire is set alight
What was the crime?
Supposedly stole a loaf of bread
To break his fast of four days.
Politicians steal billions
And get rewarded with titles
Honorary Doctors of Robbery – HDR
And not jungle injustice!