I draw curtains, switch off the lights
put away the gizmos
and disconnect with the world
I need isolation to connect with self
I need darkness to see within
the quiet to listen
to the timorous but persistent voice
that was being drowned by
the cacophonous clamouring outside
the voice of reason that was shouted down
by volatile, vociferous and vituperative vocals
nonplussed I had sat
on the fence of neutrality
balancing on a razor’s edge all the while
hoping things would change on their own
as I watched like a bystander
the chicanery of the overtly righteous blinded me
but the honesty of the ordinary emboldened me
bloodied but wise I step off the razor
and reclaim my space
to join those who are right
my voice refusing to stay muzzled
I finally find my voice to speak and to be heard
it may not be a roar but
it speaks in tandem with those speaking the truth
for in the end, truth always prevails!
Hello friends. I have been away longer than I intended to! Wishing all of you a very Happy year ahead. May the bushfires in Australia stop, may there be peace in the Middle East, may we all do our bit to save the environment and may the ongoing student unrest and protests in India end on a positive note.
It has been a long hiatus from blogging for me. I have missed reading and interacting with you all. I intend to catch up soon. I would also like to thank those who have started following my blog recently. I will surely visit your blogs soon.
I hope to be able to read and and write regularly in the near future.