Misbah loves writing poetry. She says poetry is what makes her heart feels warm and light.
We are all human beings, created by the same creator, 'the God.' But why are people so divided? What was it that divided us? What are these borders? Who created them? Was it God who drew these lines between us? Was He the one who stretched that borders? And told us that this place is yours and the other one is mine. No, He did not do it.
So, who did it and why? Why was it required, and was it really ever needed? I don't think that was ever necessary. Yet I'm not sure about any responses to the questions I've posed. So I only asked to provoke a thought. "Why?" Why is it the way it is?
What keeps us afloat? What divides us?
Everywhere, including within humans,
There exist dividing lines and borders.
Meeting and welcoming new companions
Caring with a heart is the step to love
Sharing fears, happiness, joy, and sorrow.
Is a way to express to them, you love
"The love of one's country is a splendid thing. But why should love stop at the border?"
— ~ Pablo Casals
Caring for each other is what we need
A crowd has formed a circle around us,
We are a community, we share Love
It is an act of true humanity,
Of oneness in multiplicity.
Regardless of all our differences,
We can always find a way to connect.
Limits are necessary for people,
Even so, many of them are needless.
What appears to look like dividing lines,
May actually be the connectors.
The Philosophical Thought
I have conveyed the philosophical thought into your mind in the last line. Can these splitters be actually the connectors or can they perform as connectors? What do you think?
This is a thought that just came to my mind. So, I decided to write about it. No words, I believe, would be sufficient to convey this thought better than poetry, so I chose to write a poem.
"Maybe we are all prospective migrants. The lines of national borders on maps are artificial constructs, as unnatural to us as they are to birds flying overhead. Our first impulse is to ignore them."
— Mohsin Hamid
I believe the time has come to choose love and let's all of us play our parts and follow our hearts. It is never too late to do the right thing. We must always make the choice to be kind. No more divisions. Let's stop playing border games. They are all divisions.
We are all humans. We share the same land and it's called 'Earth'. Let's stop dividing it. Let's come closer to each other by spreading love and positive vibes. Together we have the power to make things right. It's never too late to join hands in hands for a good purpose. Let's spread love because this is what we all need. Say, no to everything that divides us and say yes to everything that connects us as one.
We are all one. We are all connected. It's all our responsibility to make the world a better place. We can make a change
— Lyrics ~ We're all one
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