[Poem] Speak Out!

Posted on March 15, 2012 in Short Stories & Poems

Bloodshed, Tears, Grief, Anguish,
Around me.
And I stare with eyes wide open,
As if blind.
Do I care enough?

Everyday I hear of death and destruction.
Every dawn I throw a careless glance,
At the newspaper, full of new stories,
Of ignorance, prejudice, manipulation
And yet I stare,
As though I were frozen.
Do I care enough?


I pledge in my heart, to make a difference,
Big promises, But HOW?
Frustration, Guilt, Blame
I fall prey to the vicious mind games
Of powerful authority.
I watch television, in an effort to be more aware,
More understanding,
Never once stepping out of my home,
For fear of facing what I know
Do I care enough?

Step up! Speak Out! For today, more than ever,
She needs us.
Our mother, Our homeland,
I will take responsibility for the environment
Around me.
I will be more proactive rather than reactive.
I will not blame anyone but myself,
For out of guilt springs corrective action.
And maybe, just maybe, THEN I would have cared enough.

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sonakshi madan

Exactly if everyone tries to find out his own mistakes and make efforts to correct it then there will be no destruction and will pave the path to success


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