Why do we put up with

crippling poverty?

inhuman realities ?

the monotony of work?

a mortgage for 25

to own a house and abandon a home?

We submit to the way things are,

the rules and system of law and order which tells us

to be patient in the face of  a hungry child

for promise of a change that will come one day  that the child may not live to see;

To have faith in our institutions, our politics.

We seek to change the system while we have no place to stand without it.

We buy a promise that will never come.

We are blind believers of patient change,

submitting to a system and giving up our free will.

Our happy lives have been scripted for us.

Moiz Billah

2 thoughts on “Why?

  1. Great poem! A succint discription of the human dillema, I love it! That said, let me tell also that there could be nothing I am more certain of than the uncertainity of the promise you have referred to in the poem. See also:http://fikresissay.wordpress.com/2011/02/28/the-indictment/
    I suggest that we considered acting in a united front in order to reach and persuade a greater audiance. I will send you my suggestion via e-mail if wouldn’t mind.

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