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Rated: E · Poetry · Opinion · #1539227
We build walls and live in cocoons. Then, we blame others.
WALLS AROUND US


We build walls around us that
Make us impervious
To the feelings of others,
Which we simply ignore.

Those walls are, usually,
Knowledge and arrogance.
We think we’re intelligent,
But wisdom we do lack.

As we look down at others
Through our tinted glasses,
We get impatient towards
Those we can’t understand.

Foremost among the latter,
Those from opposite sex,
Are the ones whom we like but
Do tend to hate sometimes.

Then, the young and the old, from
Different generations,
Offer a mighty challenge
To fathom out their thoughts.

Let us all remember this:
What we don’t understand
May yet have truth and logic
That has eluded us.


• Written as per 7-6-7-6 syllabic scheme.

M C Gupta
16 March 2009
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