POETRY FORMAT, 12 Oct 2020
Met a person after many a day
Seeing me he wished me Good Day
Where were you all this while?
I was very near, not even a mile
Maybe you were too occupied
Very near my home
I failed to understand
I was in the waters, in the air
In the flowers, in the soil’s layer
I still could not comprehend
Who are you, what is your intent?
I have no bad intent
If I had one,
I would not be your friend
I fell silent
Hey, I am Oxygen
I keep waters and air clean
I let the fish to swim and survive
I let the flowers to breathe
I am a friend of everyone
Not a bad person for anyone
Hurry, make a friend of this guy
Before he wishes you good bye
Dr Ravi P Bhatia is a member of the TRANSCEND Network for Peace Development Environment, an educationist, Gandhian scholar and peace researcher. Retired professor, Delhi University. His new book, A Garland of Ideas—Gandhian, Religious, Educational, Environmental was published recently in Delhi. firstname.lastname@example.org
This article originally appeared on Transcend Media Service (TMS) on 12 Oct 2020.
Anticopyright: Editorials and articles originated on TMS may be freely reprinted, disseminated, translated and used as background material, provided an acknowledgement and link to the source, TMS: Our Friend, is included. Thank you.
This work is licensed under a CC BY-NC 4.0 License.