Sunday, January 31, 2010

Look & See

Look, and you find that an african woman is craddling her child on a plain;
See, and you find that she's holding the only thing in the world she has - her child.

Look, and you find that a mother is caning her tearful child;
See, and you find that the mother is caning her tearful child in tears;

Look, and you find your friend wearing the same pair of shoes as he did 5 years ago;
See, and you find that it is the only pair of shoes your friend could afford.

Look, and you hate your friend for criticising you;
See, and you hate yourself for hating your friend in the beginning.

Are you looking, or seeing?

3 comments:

Jason said...

Good piece.

hon hon said...

2nd last stanza... that is so true to me.

The Antarctican said...

That is very deep and i find it strangely comforting. If you could only see what would you see?