You and I

Brother!

We were born on the same soil
Brought up by our parents toil

You lived in a cozy house
I didn’t have a hut to choose ….

You grew up educated in posh institutions
I roamed with my parents facing threats and detentions

You speak of Nationalism and nativity
Bereft of love for humanity

I speak for freedom to live
On the same land on which you thrive

You push me and throw me out
Shouting ‘refugee’ without a shred of doubt

Listen! I am similar to you in every respect
Breathing , eating, drinking …or any other aspect

But

You have the unassailable power
I have only ‘Will-power’!

Sheshu Babu is a writer who wants to foster the whole world. Read other articles by Sheshu.