Life has given up a million times in this last one year.
Almost every one of us are, or were, a caregiver to someone during this period.
We have never ever felt more helpless, more powerless and more desperate than today. The sights of graveyards and cremation grounds on TV channels is nothing less than an apocalypse. The thought of so many people in grief – wrenches the heart in fear.
The apathy of those we entrusted our lives to;
The cold blooded, ruthless stare of the self-centered soul wreaks heavily of hands drenched in blood.
But that is not what comes to the mind when caregivers hear screams of their loved ones. Not the shrieks but the silent screams of helpless eyes searching, looking, knowing that something dreadful will happen. These screams, silent screams, if one were to translate, would have just one question – Why?
Why did we allow someone to gag us silent, to bully us into servitude, to convince us that suicide is the best route to salvation?
Why did we allow someone to convince us to hate our brothers, to choose a path that would lead us to devastation?
Why did we not see it coming, when human life was being squandered on the roads leaving blood red foot steps of those wanting to return home, but no one to hear their pleas.
Why did we not see it coming when lifeless men were erected to be worshipped as those who laid its foundation – alive, hungry, struggling, surviving, were ignored?
Why did we allow such huge eons to creep up between the affluent and the common, that the common had no other way except to embrace crime so the pangs would stop?
More questions – but maybe, one day, maybe we all will breathe free, talk free, express free and live free, without fear.
Maybe we all will breathe free, talk free, express free and live free, without fear.
Maybe one day, we all will remember how many of us donned angel wings and tried to help unknown souls, some successful, some not, some punished – but maybe one day, we will all remember what kept us sane is the little bit of humanity that we clung on to, for one another.