Keep Crying

POETRY FORMAT, 16 Nov 2020

Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service

Is crying good for people, we wonder
A child soon after its birth utters a cry
If he doesn’t he gets a nudge to make him cry

A small girl begins weeping if she can’t find her doll
A weeping boy starts smiling after his car begins to roll

Friends know what is true friendship
One can’t be unworthy of this relationship

In many Asian countries
A bride has tears leaving her family
The bridegroom walks happily
But wonders how his wife will put up with him
Will she stay with him or soon desert him

Wars result in violence destruction as staple outcomes
But families weep when forced to leave their homes

A scientist jumps with joy when her theory is proved true
Does she hide her tears when it is proved to be untrue

Laughter and tears have no language
People world over know what they mean
Laugh laugh laugh away your tears
Tears help you keep your eyes clean
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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. ravipbhatia@gmail.com


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