Are you Happy? Are you smiling? Are you laughing?
The sight of the carnage, the panic, the madness
The terror, the blank gaze…
The people running helter skelter
The blood, the cries, the wails
They soothe your injured souls?
Are you pacified?
Are you celebrating?
Backslapping one another
For a deed well accomplished?
You’ve achieved what you sought?
No? more to do?
More carnage, more destruction in your to do list?
A couple of men gone?
So what – you’re looking at the larger picture?
So much of colour, so much of sound too
Did you sleep soundly ?
Oh no, more plans, more strategies to work out…
So much more to be done…
There is no doubt in your conscience right?
Everything is just right , just how it should be?
- WHERE the mind is without fear and the head is held high
- Where knowledge is free
- Where the world has not been broken up into fragments
- By narrow domestic walls
- Where words come out from the depth of truth
- Where tireless striving stretches its arms towards perfection
- Where the clear stream of reason has not lost its way
- Into the dreary desert sand of dead habit
- Where the mind is led forward by thee
- Into ever-widening thought and action
- Into that heaven of freedom, my Father, let my country awake.
thing has gone awry...
there is only fear, there is only anguish...
and the fragments are so tiny and shorn far apart-
Haven? Freedom? Mere sounds...