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September 18, 2012 > True Ignorance

True Ignorance

My hands tremble upon the piano keys,
Trying to play my heart's sweet melodies.
Yet, this obsessive passion cannot suppress
My attempt to escape from reality's stress.

My mind can not help but revolt in devastation to the wonder
Of what ignorance and indifference our society is under
To the sufferings occurring beyond our lives
Inflicting children, husbands, and also wives.

As many in Iraq lose their family members in war,
While the homeless maintain livings by searching through crumbs in cans,
We only sympathize and sometimes still even ignore
Those scarred with bad fortunes who possess no future plans.

Instead our society cowers behind walls,
Waiting for victories... blaming others for falls.
We sit in the sidelines and wait for someone to take a stand,
And follow like dumb herds of sheep, awaiting his command.

Now I close this piano, with my head lowered in shame,
For the tunes of merriment can not grasp away the flame
That gradually flitters and brightens at every waking hour,
Saying that I shall become the one to step up and not the one to cower.

Meghana Srivatsa

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