The frailties of being human

Feel ashamed-
Because your heart beats in sync with another
But wait,
Feel ashamed, also
Because you can’t identify with the thoughts of some other!

The clucks of disapproval
Grow loud enough to
Deafen your hearing.
The fiery glares of disgust
Reduce your core to molten crumbs.

Restrain, reform and recycle yourself
In this endless pursuit
To seek your approval
Can I walk the path I want to?
Or will you prefer me straitjacketed?
Can I breathe without your permission, please?

How dare you be different?
You are just another clone
Conform, conform, conform!
That’s the name of the game.

Ah! The frailties of being human!
And the pleasures
Of declaring another guilty!

Anshu, 16 October 2016

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