Foolish thoughts

19 May

Our lives are too short

And this world far too cruel

To live life as anything

Other than a fool.

 

Alas, what is foolish?

A word, misunderstood

Enduring pain, enjoying pleasure

Only a fool truly could!

 

“Hush now, be silent

Speak only the way you’re taught

A silly word here,

One there – with danger fraught!”

 

So for long as we remain

Part of the ruthless system

We will forever be defined

By binaries: Hindu, Muslim or Christian?

 

These binaries engulf us

Allowing us to surrender self-definition

What we are is nothing more,

Nothing less than society’s volition.

 

When we question ourselves,

Or the world we reside in

We are told, yet again

Our options are dying or resigning.

 

 

 

 

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