Categories Emotions, Human Nature, Meditation, Politics, Religion

On the one hand, in sympathy and empathy,
they seek to save life and heal the world;
by lending a helping hand,
give hope, and make the day
brighter for people facing
life-threatening natural calamities.

On the other hand, in rage,
they brand the others as terrorists, jihad,
neo-nazis or inferior race, then rain bombs,
destruction and anguish, having no qualms
whether they shed the innocent blood
of children and the defenseless.

In between are the cheer-ons and on-lookers;
clueless analysts who use lenses that are
tinted with their own perception
of justice and revenge; to add fuel to the fire
as they watch the drama of war play on,
and pain, suffering, and trauma being inflicted.

Evil and injustice therefore seem
to prevail over good;
but it doesn’t have to be that way.

Dear humanity, to regain sanity,
sit back, relax, take a deep breath and
find it in your heart to value human life;
create the peaceful, cohesive and
civilized society that seems so elusive;
heed the lessons from King Solomon and
Alexander the Great that, “All is vanity”;
that in war, there never is a winner; and,
choose tranquility over carnage.

I am an epic introvert, who quickly becomes an open book when I pen what’s in my significantly fertile mind; fertile as a result of bombardment by realities that are continuously captured by my inquisitive eyes, ears which are constantly rubbing the ground, through constant reading, and through dreaming too.

Writing provides an opportunity to ‘say’ what my unapologetic quiet mouth will not say; which not only soothes me, but also bequeaths to me a relief, a release, and a hope that the written words will change the world, even if only one person at a time.

And so should you seek, that’s where to find me; deeply tucked inside the blankets of reading, seeing, listening, dreaming, and then writing.

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