2020 is special; its not only a new year but start of a new decade also. In fact my previous blog welcoming 2020 is all about positivity and optimism. However, its risky to be living in a fool’s paradise and closing our eyes to the harsh realities on the ground. This feeling has provoked me to compose a few lines that capture the grim reality of today but as is typical of me, ends on a positive note.
New Year’s Musings
What’s all this hullabaloo about
Years come and years go
What are all of us celebrating
When the only change is a big No
Girls will continue to be molested and raped
Even infants and children will not be spared
Polarisation on caste, religion and ideology will go on unabated
How it can it be stopped when it’s been deliberately created
There’s negativity all around on Demon., GST, CAA et al
How can it be banished when misuse of social media is rampant
And while Bible preaches that love thy neighbour
But our neighbours are always challenging our valour
Does it mean it’s all very gloomy and all very murky
Not if we decide to get rid of the above evil faced turkey
If we are aware, awake and put up a united face
All the adversities can be converted into a magic mace!
Happy new year to all on the hope that none of us falls prey to the evil web being woven around especially through myth and fiction on social media. Let’s keep our ears and eyes open for real facts and think from our minds rather than hearts!