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by S. P. Udayakumar, 14 October 2010

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October 2, 2010

U are no longer U,
- I am no longer I,
- We are all 12 number Digits
- It’s their UID.

U carried anything?
- I never held nothin.
- Now U and I keep something,
- It‘s their UID.

- U aren’t Kashmiri Muslim,
- I am no Kanyakumari Tamil,
- U and I are numbers
- It’s our new ID.

RAW can track U and I
- IB, CBI can keep an eye,
- So can Q-Branch and CID
- That’s why we have UID.

Where I go, when I come,
- Who U see, what U chomp,
- PMO can find and U can’t hide,
- That’s what does the UID.

Grandpa’s name and color of eye,
- Dates and prints and scanned iris,
- All other data have U and I
- Hi-tech plastic will keep it by.

U and I were roaming free
- No longer will they allow that spree,
- Rich men inside and rich men out
- Want to keep us under their clout.

Poor we were, but free I say
- Alas, now we’re sold to USA,
- Indeed the UID is our new ID
- And UID is nothing but USAID.

The Great Dictator of Modern Times
- Protects, provides and makes high claims,
- As long as carry the card U and I
- And never say nay or ask even why.

Think your thoughts and speak your mind?
- Stand up high with friends behind,
- Demand your rights and cry and coo?
- He’d find your number and burst U too.

Wake up U, I wake up thee,
- Shirk your sleep and apathy.
- U and I should make a deed
- Lest we lose our Hind ID!


S.P. Udayakumar, Ph.D.

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