Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Few Care, And That's Not Enough




" We are a society that only cares about the hungry when they are voters and only cares about the naked when they are women."
~Ahmed Negm




We all, call ourselves a society, don’t care much
Contemn change, adore status quo in all its entirety
Feeble feeling ‘care’ is, not an overwhelming one as such
So easily buried, forgotten, easily observed but ignored
We grieve, can do anything for rejoice and reprieve
Only for ones we know and love, or being loved.

Indifference is well fed to us, we ain’t neutral by chance
When have our eyes reflected back the reality in entirety?
It does when something gross or gruesome dances
Rest all to be seen is left for somewhile perchances
We live in an unseen bubble where all’s fine and good
Unaware of all which can render us weltered in glances.

Look for it, where that care, empathic heart has gone?
Lock it when you find it, before it has for forever gone.

15 comments:

  1. Yes, we are escapists and in being so we alienate our own selves.

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  2. Lovely, Jyoti. It's true that as a society we have become increasing inured to suffering. But suffering is everywhere, on the internet, the television, the streets. Back when society wasn't connected, we could risk our "empathic heart" to care for the finite pain of those near us. More and more, however, we are overwhelmed in the face of all the world's suffering, feeling so helpless, we can't risk caring. This is why we seek the separateness of the "unseen bubble." It's neither right nor an excuse, but for many it's survival.

    VR Barkowski

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  3. it'll be there if one looks, i agree... very well said. i also think empathy stems from life experiences, and without a well-rounded experience and education of what's going on in the world and down the block, forget about it. it's common to turn away from the world's suffering because it won't be solved tomorrow, but we yearn to do a some bit of authentic good consistently, i think that's all hearts need to become empathetic and vibrant.

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  4. Sukh mein saab satth dukh main na koi!

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  5. The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in the time of moral crisis ~ Dante

    perfectly fits here....

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  6. Advanced Merry Christmas & Happy New Year greetings and also Thanks and Smiles:) for ur support till now Dear Blogger Buddy God<3U:)

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  7. ei
    enjoy the festive season ahead..
    may you have a grace-filled Christmas and Happy New Year

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  8. Sometimes we get so engrossed in our own bubble that we tend to thanks for reminding.

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  9. nice lines. i appreciate your feelings.

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  10. This is great. Thank you for sharing, Jyoti. Happy holidays, blessings and love to you ♥

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  11. If only one cares! Society is such that self interest is uppermost. The rich hold on to their wealth. Only the poor contribute to a good cause. That is true! Nicely Jyoti!

    Hank

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  12. Interesting and thought provoking. Most of like to remain in our comfort zone. Thanks.

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