DOES IT MATTER?

By Anousha Mishra

Podcast by Akanksha Seth

You can listen to the article here or read the transcript below…

TELL ME DEAR FRIEND, DOES IT MATTER?
BECAUSE WE DON’T SEEM TO BOTHER IF THE WORLD IS BETTER.
THE INJUSTICE BEING METED OUT IN THE NAME OF JUSTICE,
THE BLASTS, THE ATTACKS AND THE LOVED ONES THEY MISS.
A FLAWED SYSTEM, ALL THE LIES AND PROMISES UNKEPT,
BROKEN HEARTS, HOLLOW WORDS AND ALL THIS TIME THE SOUL THAT SLEPT.
SMOKE IN THE AIR, SOMEONE’S CRY FOR HELP,
BATTLE WITH THE MIND AND A STARVING LITTLE WHELP.
TELL ME DEAR FRIEND, DOES IT MATTER?

BECAUSE WE THINK IT’S A BIG DEAL AND PEN DOWN A HATE LETTER.
ON WITHERING ROSES AND EMPIRES’ ACCIDENTAL FALLS,
HORRENDOUS ACTION & DEEDS OF HUMANS APALLED.
JUDGEMENT OF ‘OTHERS’ ON WHAT IS RIGHT & WHAT IS NOT,
TARGETING PEOPLE CALLING THEM SOCIAL-BIGOT!

DEAR HUMAN, DOES IT REALLY MATTER?
DOUBLE BLUE TICKS AND YET NO REPLY,
PICTURES OF THE PAST AND AN AWKWARD HI.
COMPARISON WITH HER AND COMPARISON WITH HIM,
A LITTLE LESS, A LITTLE MORE, IF YOU ARE FAT OR THIN.
BODY SHAMING & MOULDING INTO ‘ACCEPTED’ NORMS
DISCARDING THE PUREST OF HUMAN EMOTIONS & FORMS
DOES IT MATTER?

MY FRIEND, THIS IGNORANCE NEEDS TO BE MADE AWARE,
OF THINGS IT’S MISSING AND THINGS UNFAIR.
AND INTERNAL STRIFE IS ONLY A MIND’S TRICK,
LET IT GO IF ITS NOT TO STAY, DO NOT MAKE YOURSELF SICK.

AND YES IT MATTERS
IF THE WORLD IS BETTER.
AND YES IT MATTERS
IF YOU ARE HAPPIER.
IT MATTERS WHEN YOU SOAR HIGHER IN THE SKY
SHUNNING THE WORLDLY CAGE AND SOCIETAL ‘WHY’!
IT MATTERS WHEN YOU END THE DAY
SMILING WITH EACH PERSON YOU MEET ON WAY
IT MATTERS IF YOU RADIATE PEACE
AND SPREAD JOY ALL AROUND,
AS THE WORLD NEED PEOPLE WHO CAN CREATE THIS MELLIFLUOUS SOUND!
IT MATTERS WHEN YOUR SOUL AND THIS EARTH RESONATE
AS IF STARS IN SKY, WITH JOY SCINTILLATE
ON MEETING A PURE SOUL THAT WILL REDUCE THE MALICE
WITHOUT THOUGHTS OF CONTEMPT & AVARICE!

The author has just passed her intermediate from Loreto Convent Intermediate College, Lucknow. She loves to compose poems and read fiction genre.

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