What is mine?

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What is mine?

 

The clothes that I wear,

A weaver weaves.

The food that I eat,

A farmer grows.

The shoes that protect my feet,

A cobbler mends.

The house that I live in,

A labourer builds.

The knowledge that I acquire,

A teacher teaches.

 

If these aren’t mine,

What is mine?

 

The things that I do,

My thoughts decide;

But the thoughts that I bear,

My surroundings provide

 

If thoughts aren’t mine,

What is mine?

 

 Happiness-

With friends I rejoice.

Grief-

With mother I share.

Anger-

On people I yell.

Fear-

In father I derive strength.

 

If emotions aren’t mine,

What is mine?

 

Only when,

People and nature that surround me,

Live in harmony,

Can I really be me.

 

What is mine?

 

Only when,

The farmers who feed me and toilers who comfort me,

Live in dignity,

Can I really be me.

 

Only when,

The boundaries separating

The poor and rich, strong and weak,

Men and women, Black and white,

Are broken,

Can I really be me.

 

If there’s something that’s mine,

It’s joining the fight for harmony, dignity and equality is what I opine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2 thoughts on “What is mine?

  1. Beautifully written 🙂

  2. Vijay Kumar says:

    good one bhayya…

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