Poems

Unity

Unity

If all the people were Hindus

Or If all the people were Christians

Or if all the people in the world were  Muslims

Promise me that there would be less blood shed.

If all the people were brown

Or if all the people were black

Or if all the people were white

Promise me that there would be no hatred.

If all the people spoke Spanish

Or if all the people spoke English

Or if all the people spoke Hindi

Promise me that there would be more understanding.

In a world which flourishes with diversity

Where everything and everyone is as unique as one can be

Why do we seek to conform  humanity to singularity?

There is beauty in our variety

So let no one take propriety

Let’s learn to rejoice in our differences with humility

and be united as one big human race family.

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Poems

One day without electricity

lightning

One day without electricity,
I feel like a fish out of the sea.

without nothing whizzing, spinning and blaring constantly
makes my day go by quietly.

Without the internet which connects me to humanity
It feels like my umbilical chord’s been cut off abruptly.

I smile and wander at my inability
to live my life without electricity.

My phone is dead, my food is stale,
Ironing clothes piled up in bales.

My croaking voice is the only music I get,
Which I am sure my neighbors will object.

One day without electricity
I wonder how simple life would have been.
Without gadgets delivering my information instantly
I am sure my time would have been spent much more creatively.

By Nimmu