“How can you live in peace when you have your own battles going on inside?”
As I walk among busy crowds
I see people hustling by
lost in the noise of their mundane lives.
Earphones plugged in,music deafening
most of them try to drown out
the incessant cries of their hurting soul.
If you look closely
each one tells a different story.
They prevent exposing their true self
for fear they won’t be accepted.
It is much easier to just walk away
without care or thought.
No they aren’t wearing a mask.
It is a mere tool to distract
them from the stress and tensions of life
they want to run,
turn away and hide.
Why always choose the easy way out?
‘Coz it is less painful.
They don’t have to hear people
constantly accusing them
of not being good enough.
Calling them a failure
no matter how hard they try,
reopening old wounds.
This world is harsh on those
genuinely trying to change
Even the little courage
they gather to put behind their mistakes,
are lost in the careless whispers that float around
hopeless and trapped in the past
they roam round and round
only to end up where they started.
Why is it so hard to let someone try again?
If you cannot encourage
atleast don’t put them down.
You never know when the tables will turn
and you might fail.
Put some thought,
would you like to be treated the same?