(Dedicated to all who can rise for truth and justice for peace in the world - Deepak Sarkar, www.kolki.com)
Since childhood, I was little slow kind except running!
Used to think more than needed before responding -
That made me a fast runner, speed player
But a slow learner and delayed answerer!
Pressured by parents and peers, tried my best to become smart
Finished schools and universities learning state of the art
Discovered how smartness dictates career in the world
Surpassing honesty, creativity, sincerity and hard work -
Engaged in conflicts to reveal people only acting smart!
As I grew older
My reactions to chronic world problems became even slower
Analyzing events more reading between lines undercover
Watched how we feel secured staying busy with career -
In better car, richer neighbourhood, bigger house and barrier
I slowed down to feel how earth spinning for daily rotation
Listened to plants, animals, birds, beyond civilized pollution
Saw Gods smiles illuminating dynamic creative evolution -
True smartness is to embrace truth against all humiliation!
Written June 9, 2006.