Daily post · Poem

Then,Now 

Then ,

I played with my friends

With water and sand

With ball and bat

In those makeshift homes

Pretend plays and more

I never knew their caste

Or creed or religion

Or social status

None asked anything

I just knew names
But we were friends

As thick as blood .

 
Now,

I try to make friends

A question or another

They ask about my faith

Or they ask caste

Or they probe over social status

Or they ask from where I am

I never knew –

All these were criteria

To unfriend or befriend!!

 
World has shrank

Making friends with world over

Yet we hate other religions

Yet we fight in ‘The name of God’

Yet we fight for ‘heaven ‘?

Yet we hate humans from other locale !!

Speaking about harmony-

Yet no effort in harmonization ;

Speaking about diversity –

Yet building walls ;

Speaking about cultural heritage

Yet savage in behavior;

Oh Man!! Grow up –

To make this world

A safe heaven for your kids !!

Have you ever felt world is ‘progressing ‘ ? It might be progressing economically or technologically , but we can find human values depreciating day by day . We get intolerant to person from another state/country , we get intolerant to person from a different faith . What kind of world are we setting up for our kids ?

Daily post promptHarmonize

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s