Saturday, June 25, 2016

Borrowed thoughts

Your relentless war:
killing, demolishing
anything, anyone
you feel threatened with…
to carry on
with your borrowed thoughts.

Turn inwards
into your fears
perhaps you will find answers
you do not see 
in the chaos
of your borrowed thoughts.

Look inside
what have you done
in fear of your fears?
Are those your gods, 
their denominations - 
creations
and the stench
of your borrowed thoughts?

Peep in
before it’s too late.
The wars you continue to wage
will turn around one day.
People will stand
against what they shouldn't tolerate anyway:
your delusions,
your borrowed thoughts.

Break open the web now.
Right now.
Unchain the delusions
the absurdity
the surreality of your being
You:
the product of your borrowed thoughts.

Parvez Imam

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Monday, May 9, 2016

to choose / to follow


Choose leaders carefully
lest they assign important tasks
chasing needless ideas
a purposeless purpose
sense of worth
that destroy, divide
hurt.

Face down, on a crossroad
lost time for companion
you inhale hard
burnt tar.
The path slipped away
while you were drunk
on their words.

Follow naught!

Parvez Imam

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Monday, April 11, 2016

Equality vs Equality

Equality (noun):

The state of being equal, especially in status, rights or opportunities - Oxford Dictionary

Equality (a noun turned abstract):
A word that turns into a scary thought and an apparently impossible task for some, the moment one talks about practicing it - Me

Parvez Imam

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Wednesday, March 23, 2016

IT and health care?

Recently found this journal, VOICES (Vol. 5 No. 2, October 2001), with an article I wrote 15 years ago, on the hype created around 'IT uplifting Health care' etc.  Serves an apt reminder of how new words / phrases are thrown around to make us believe that things are changing for the better.








































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