Looking into the ball of future,
I saw a glimpse of hope flickering far in the sky.
Inside my feeble mind, a thought arose,
“If Only I can be near the flickering
To have a perspective of life on Earth”?
Oops! Here I am, moving around the sky,
Part of the clouds
Blinking often, I ensured I am not blind:
The flickering is bigger and more widespread,
I looked down to see my earth.
Darkness loomed around - in all nooks and corners
Learners, who believed in completeness of learning
Teachers, who forgot the meaning of education
People with self-centricity,
Unscrupulous institutions, sprouting all around...
The signs of wisdom - nowhere to be seen,
The flickering of hope turned into darkness of ignorance,
Realism was given a royal burial by the followers of believers
Illusion hovered around in majestic style – echoing all around.
I saw my people, groping in darkness
Living in a world full of paradoxes,
Believing firmly on the illusions as real.
But, looking for the elusive truthfulness.
Back in the world of mine,
I shared my vision with all around,
I saw suspicious eyes,
Friends becoming foes,
Kith and kin avoiding me - like a plague.
With utter disgust, I went back to my own inner-soul
To be all alone – to live in the real world of hope
A world devoid of illusionary perspectives
To move away from the “Realistic” unrealistic world
Will I be able to bring a paradigm shift?....