Between the absurd and the ideal | by Anoucheka Gangabissoon

I see, surrounding me

People fighting among themselves

For a cause which they deem as just

Yes,

They seek to find the truth in that which they practice

They even believe anything told to them

Blindly

To the extent of making those practicing something different

Seem to be so ridiculous and wrong!

 

Why, I look at this most absurd scenery

And wish, just wish

I had, with me, some sort of means

To show them

That truth is everywhere

That truth is in everything

That truth is manifested in different ways

And that all paths do lead to the same destination!

 

Pray, is it not said that the whole world is a village

Is it not said that the world is connected

Even if it revolves around mystery

And even if it belongs not to us

But then, if the world is in fact, so tiny and so inter-related

Then

Does it not sound better to show tolerance

And respect

To give love

And to allow humankind

To bloom

Into a most majestic flower

One so white and pure

One resting on calm waters

One hanging on to no stem

But one more bent on having its seeds scattered

And blown in the wind

To immerse the very soul of Earth

In its most wonderful fragrance!

 

Pray, I watch people fight among themselves

For the cause of seeking that which is true

In that which they practice

And, powerless

I clench my chin

Swallow my gulp

And close my eyes

To dream,

Of an ideal world

As I would want it to be!

 

 

 

Anoucheka Gangabissoon is a Primary School Educator in Mauritius.  She writes poetry and short stories as hobby.  She considers writing to be the meaning of her life as she has always been influenced by all the great writers and wishes to be, like them, immortalized in her words.  Her works can be read on poetrysoup.com and she had also appeared in various literary magazines like SETU, Different Truths, Dissident Voice.  She has also been published in Duane’s Poetree and also in an anthology for the Immagine and Poesia group.  Her poems are often placed in free online contests.

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