Mood and Sense

Standard

It wasn’t that long ago

When we’d let it go; we would forego

It hurt; but we lived as casual

Accept facts; it was business as usual

When we raised our heads

When we looked around

Saw the grief of the many

Let it be; we counted our pennies

You called us lazy; you called us lethargic

Our passive whining; you termed pathetic

We ain’t victims; perhaps unwilling, we are participants

We denied with fervor; but those are our taints

So when we were sitting in our chairs

You branded us as cynics; without cares

You shook your head and you scoffed

Said this land was not our beloved

But now when we’re out on the street

Walking the tar with our weary feet

You tell me this can hardly be real

It’s just us, and we are always fickle

It’s just us; we aren’t the people

 

Now we know that there are institutions

We respect that there are structures

Do you think this we relish

Do you think it we really cherish

Burning to ashes these solemn pages

That were nourished through troubled ages

The truth is that you left us and them forsaken

Our apathy, your ruse, permeating destitution

May have started a trend; but now it’s a revolution

So learn this today; that this faith is shaken

And understand my friend

It’ll be a long road to restitution

All we can hope is that in this process

In this once in a while churning

Your and our moods pass; and returns that sense

Lest we lose out on that ideal we began with

And for which we are, till now, all yearning

(A take on the recent events in India )

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4 responses »

  1. May have started a trend; but now it’s a revolution

    So learn this today; that this faith is shaken

    And understand my friend

    It’ll be a long road to restitution

    Those words are so true regarding what is going on in India and other parts of the world. I really like your poem.

  2. pretty amazing words…

    Hello,

    Hope all is well.

    Appreciated your support to Jingle Poetry Community, your inputs add light to our place, we would love to see you around weekly…

    Welcome sharing your talent in our new garden home.

    Random piece or old ones are welcome too.

    Bless you.
    Happy End of August.
    Hope to see you share today.
    xoxox

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