I see, surrounding me
People fighting among themselves
For a cause which they deem as just
They seek to find the truth in that which they practice
They even believe anything told to them
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
Does it not sound better to show tolerance
To give love
And to allow humankind
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
I clench my chin
Swallow my gulp
And close my eyes
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.