TO BE or NOT TO BE / Poem by Dr. Jernail S. Aanand

Poem by Dr. Jernail S. Aanand



The question stares us all in the face.
Most often,
it is NOT TO BE that we practise.
TO BE is an option
which can spell self destruction.

Those who wanted to assert
their right to BE
often clashed with their own walls,
which turned into a concentration camp.

Society glorifies people
who can live
and let live
whatever the cost.

Life is a serious business.
In which we find
that Joy is a
A scarce commodity.

Just living is the best possible option
Far better than investing in BE
and preferring Just Dying.

Could Socrates agree to
what his people said?
Could Christ
stop preaching his gospel?

Being for them was
the only condition of being alive.
And, what a paradox,
they had to die for it.

TO BE in fact leads to NOT TO BE
So, lesser mortals,
prefer the second model,

Dr. Jernail S Aanand
All Rights Reserved @2017

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