by Ashwini Mokashi (c)
Today is Dussehra, Dasara, Vijaya Dashami and the day is celebrated by the Hindu community as a worship of Goddes Saraswati, who is the Goddess of Wisdom, Knowledge and Art. I hope with her blessings, we can move forward with the mission of spreading the word that wisdom leads to happiness and therefore try to inculcate it in our lives.
Here is my poem as my tribute:
Little did I know that I lived in a pond
And shared it with those, who knew all along
That they belonged there, and I did not.
We spent all day playing tag and whispers
I couldn’t pass on what I had heard
With the same attitude as others
Authority and judgments of a class of people
Who know, they are much above and beyond
For the sundries to reach them and their pals
And cause any damage to their reputation
What are my options? Leave and go
And begin the search for my true station
Or stay here with the sense of alienation
That does me no good, nor the others
It is time to play a new game, take the lead and
Spread wise thoughts with good deeds.