Confused

by Sanjida Shaheed

I don’t understand.
Why are they
Judging me?
Saying I’m
Oppressed,
Hopeless,
Lost?

Aren’t they supposed to be
Open-minded?
What is their mind
Open to?
Do open minds have
Closed chambers?
And do isms
Lurk inside?
And do the isms
Jump out
At awkward moments?

Are we ever free?
Or is freedom
A binding in disguise?

We toss around
Ideas,
Concepts,
Opinions
Formed out of half-truths.

And the afterimage haunts us
Like a bad dream.

I am tired.
I cannot give in to
Worldly ways any more.

My soul
Seeks unison,
My heart
Seeks love,
My mind
Seeks light.

I have left
Materialistic madness.
…………………………………

Authored by Sanjida Shaheed
date: January 14, 2013

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