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Why do i not feel sad?

Why do i not feel sad?

Why do I not feel sad…?
When I see people becoming violent over a movie…
Traumatizing children…
Vandalizing property…

Why do I not feel sad?
When people don’t give two hoots when a girl is being raped…
A body lies unattended cold on a wet street and people pass by…
A child comes with a begging bowl in his hand on the road and we avert our faces…

Why do I not feel sad?
When a boy is sent to school to study and his sister is left behind to help her mother with
household chores…
When a man doesn’t treat a woman as an equal in work place or on streets…
When the fate of a Muslim woman is at the mercy of those three dreaded words…

Why do I not feel sad?
When a soldier dies for his
motherland and his family is left behind uncared for…
When there is so much of an economic disparity between the rich and the poor..
When in the name of system people are restoring to bribes to get the work done

Why do I not feel sad??
When I know I should…
But I don’t…
May be because I have learnt to accept things as they are…
Because they don’t disturb me as not my business..
Because I don’t raise a voice as I have become a coward…

By Anu Saini

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