Friday, February 5, 2016

Tolerance

Oh all this talk:

The TV shows

Constant chatter

That nobody knows.


Tolerably intolerant

Intolerably tolerant

Words and voices

Test my patience.


This land of wonders

Races and colours

Resplendent greens

Woven histories.


This human greed

The lust for power

A violent mob

Listens no further.


It descends upon

An object or being

Clubs and torches

Reduce it to ashes.


Racist remarks

Acid comments

Fears and questions

Beaten to submission.


The media frenzy

Opinionated celebrities

Prime-time debates:

Shouting matches.


As voices turn hoarse

And cameras shy away

Under those ashes:

Smothered humanity.





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