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Soul Talk

My writing today is inspired from current events in the country and personal inspiration, things or behaviors i see in my surroundings or the social circle i live in. With the recent evocation of Section 377 (Criminalizing homosexuality) by the Indian Supreme Court there have been protests and several questions raised. It makes me think that not just our sexual orientation, but several such unspoken laws or law of the land exist in our society. Who decides what is right or what is wrong? Are we empowered or wise enough toΒ  judge a person’s story? Why we should be ruled by a set norm or behaviors when we don’t mean harm to another? There is a lot of grey and hardly any black and white. And so is my poetry:

Camera Lore

List of maneuvered words, gestures of hidden intentions;

Expectations of a cast stereotype,

Behavior that suit the minds.

An unspoken definition of all things nature

An unseen line that binds body and mind;

An inch of aberration has swaying tongues and rolling eyes,

You shall be punished of a vice.

I fight with you in my head

I clench my teeth and my brain is in a cage.

Until the prisoned soul breaks the shackle

I question your hollow philosophies; I don’t care if it raises a hackle.

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Let us raise humanity and not egos,

Let us fight for peace and not conventions

Let us pull people out of misery and not our own sense of righteousness

Let us love each other and enjoy the difference that we are,

For all in the world are sui generis

And so shall we stay.

I have also written a post today on the unspoken truths of a marriage. Please read it and share your thoughts, experiences and 2 cents of wisdom πŸ™‚

P.S.-The picture above is of my window grill. You can say that i am obsessed with it because it means looking at the sky and fetching inspiration to me..

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Founder, Happy Roots. Passionate about agriculture, social change and rural economic development. I am on a mission to address the biggest problems faced by small and marginal farmers in India with technology and supply chain efficiencies. I work with small and tribal farmers across Maharashtra and help them connect directly with end consumers in high potential urban markets. At Happy Roots we not only build market linkages for our farmers but help them train and upgrade their skills so that we can nurture the next breed of micro entrepreneurs.

4 Comments

    • Thanks for your kind words Tahsin. Yes I write my poetries and prose on both the blogs, unless otherwise mentioned. Loved the poetry link that you have shared. I agree that both the poetries have a common underlying message. And same has my favorite song ‘Imagine’ by John Lenon.

  1. You really make it seem so easy with your presentation but I find this matter
    to be really something which I think I would never understand.
    It seems too complex and extremely broad for me. I am looking forward for your
    next post, I will try to get the hang of it!

    • Hi Hilario, thank you for your message. I agree that it is a complex and a much broader topic. There are different thoughts, philosophies and emotions involved. The idea behind the post was that any rule/policy shouldn’t be made as per what a set of people think. What is right for me might be wrong for another. Human choices, if not harming lives, shouldn’t be restricted with set norms. We all have a right to think, do and live the way we want to πŸ™‚ though there wasn’t another post on these lines in my mind, your feedback has got me thinking πŸ™‚
      Thanks again!

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