Saturday, June 25, 2016

Borrowed thoughts

Your relentless war:
killing, demolishing
anything, anyone
you feel threatened with...
and go on
with your borrowed thoughts.

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

Look inside,
what have you done
to others in the name of your fears?
Are those your gods, 
their denominations -
of your borrowed thoughts.

Peep within.
It may soon be too late.
The wars you continue to wage
will turn around one day
when people will stand up
against what they shouldn't tolerate anyway:
your borrowed thoughts.

Break open the web.
Right now.
Watch the regurgitating fears,
the absurdity,
the surreality
of your being -
a product of borrowed thoughts.

Parvez Imam (All rights reserved by the Author. Use for non-commercial purposes is allowed with due credit.)
-To those who are made to hate and fear others, across the world.  
Triggered by the demolition of the Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Bhavan in Mumbai on June 24)