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Dues | A Poem by Krushna Chandra Mishra

The amount paid from total entitlement gives dues
To be paid when possible;
One likes or not,
Dues in life must be paid.

If one thinks one has jumped over a step
One is mistaken;
For, pie by pie, the dues
Are judiciously decided for one,
In due course one is to be paid
So that never should there be one
To grieve and complain about
The unsettled cases, unpaid dues and bad justice,
For when punishment is apportioned,
One always finds the crime was ever
More painful than how dues do now pain.

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