I am learning many things anew
I am learning many things anew,
Or, perhaps unlearning tons o' stuff
Much more than handful few.
Our brain of course, is unique,
But the mind far more so.
It is a teacher, also the student,
Even a classroom that makes us prudent.
If you keep the doors (of the mind) open
You need no books, no notepads, no pen.
I am learning anew, history
Past invations, fights, wars
Driven by greed, selfishness, ego
Are now, no more a mystery.
I am learning anew, geography
The futility of country borders,
Of flags, passports, ethnicity
Struggles for independence
And sinister complicity.
In all these, I have realized that Maths
Has stayed frozen in time.
For zero plus zero
Was, is and will forever remain zero.
Our core values of love, respect
And being kind
Should remain etched permanently
Indelible in our mind.
Till the time we do not respect Nature
And embrace mankind as one,
Our destiny and plight will keep changing,
Our peace of mind, we will shun.
The need of the hour is to be like maths
The eternal truth of zero
We are all part of this One Universe,
One Nature, One Humanity
Our new-born mind is the hero.
(The poem's author is a senior management professional based in New Delhi who indulges in flights of creativity)