Usually related to education, philosophy or society, I write these to give form to some of things I grapple with. If they can spur on debate and reflection so much the better.


Poem i

So many men fighting for justice So many women, Fighting for peace Have I imagined them all along? Look at these women, Demanding equality Look at these men striving for freedom Why is my child bereft of their presence? ... All around us, humanity sings its sweet melody Boy here is helping his brother Girl there dances under the cherry tree But the radio isn't tuned-in to their frequency Where has belief fled to? It left mediocrity in its stead The passion our souls bred, Through synthetic pores Seeps Can you keep a genii in a sieve, Blame and not forgive? Sullied water we rinse in No detergent can evince As the drinker said to the prince: I do it to forget That I do it Stifled is our battle

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