Our discussions and ignorance

We discuss about how we can win
And sometimes about how we lost.
We discuss great people
Their charm, palaces and money.
We can talk hours
About those expensive clothing brands
Levis, Park Avenue, Allen Solly
And so on goes the endless list.
We talk about cricket, nature
And places to be visited.
We cannot ignore those roadside stalls
Selling our favourite food
But we do ignore many things.
We ignore the torn clothes
We ignore the slums
We never discuss about
Hands with scratches
And those unhealed wounds.
We discuss about fresh roses
And forget the wilted flowers.
We discuss health and youth
But we don’t think about
Healing and the old.
We never discuss solutions.

Sravani Singampalli is a published writer and poet from Andhra Pradesh. She is presently pursuing Doctor of Pharmacy at JNTU KAKINADA university in Andhra Pradesh, India. Read other articles by Sravani.