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I am the Silent Spectator

Today -
What do I eat?
In such sorry state of defeat,
When that which cooks in my kitchen,
Not just feeds,
But draws the crowd, indeed,
Shrouded by a herd believe,
No reason, No discussion,
Who promote,
It’s fine to take an eye for an eye,
And preach that is divine.

Today -
How do I walk?
With a regressive thought
In a progressive mind,
And go digital, worldwide,
While by-lanes of reality
Portray barbarism, a difficult sight.

Today -
What should I speak?
When a word to express,
Could be the reason to decease,
With intolerance raging wild
Freedom sits uptight.

Today -
I am the silent, confused spectator
Tomorrow -
I could be the mourning victim.

This poem is published in Contemporary Vibes - Jan - Mar Issue 2016.

POETICbug published in Contemporary Vibes

Image Credits - Contemporary Vibes
Poem © Copyright Salvwi Prasad (POETICbug)
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  1. Sometimes, it is better to just keep one's own council. Especially when the people one would speak to are more intent on speaking than listening.

    (One of the minions from A to Z Challenge, stopping by to say hi.)

    1. Hi Misha,

      Thank you for stopping by. Appreciate that. :)


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