Intolerance

Open Link Night # 204

A fragile thread hanging
is all I see, between
the fine line, dividing
rational discussion from
a thoughtless mob mentality
of fragile vanities
and mountain size egoes
intolerant against any thought,
that dares to oppose.

A shred of hope, quickly losing
when I see, leaders selling hatred
like throwing pieces of meat to dogs
with us lapping it up, no second thoughts
tearing each other to pieces
with least regard for other’s pain.

Ask your God, recheck your faith
Ask yourself, before it’s too late
At the end, we all bleed red
As a human or monster, depends
on the choices you make
Ask, before you loose faith, in yourself

 

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22 thoughts on “Intolerance

  1. Very well said. It is important that, while we are appalled at the ignorance of the individuals who see all Muslims as dangerous, we do not fall into the trap of reciprocating that flawed logic by condemning all Europeans, Americans, English etc as being at the root cause of terrorism. All religions teach compassion, caring and understanding. Let us live by those qualities.

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    • Thank you for the comment Brudberg.. My poem is exactly on this point.. That our differences make us unique and interesting, and they should unite us.. 🙂 just pointing out the instances of intolerance I’m seeing in India..

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  2. That same intolerance is being played out across the globe…sadly. The best we all can do is take stock of our own behavior and ask ourselves those questions that you posed in your poem. Thanks for sharing, Saya. It feels straight from your heart.
    Gayle ~

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