Zainab Lokhandwala – 10 A
All around the place and all around myself
I walk with my head high and sprinkle a little bit of kindness.
Dreaming about the chances of being accepted in a obnoxious society
Where one’s ego and pride are one’s priority
Boundaries to be aware of, and thoughts turning into daydreams.
Isn’t it unfair to always walk downtown in teams?
Scattered around the empty street, feeling mortified and helpless
Take a moment and sprinkle a little bit of kindness
To those who rolled their eyes,
To those who gave up, even before two tries
To those who weren’t grateful for their accomplishments
Stop thinking with your mind.
Your heart eagerly wants to be treated with kindness
Maybe there’s a place on earth or in the exquisite galaxy
It’s about time, let’s move towards a harmonic century
Future generations deserve to be treated with kindness
Welcome them with grace, prosperity and nourishment- not with new closet of dresses
Kindness is a virtue for everyone around the globe
No virtuous people wear capes of good hope
But they do carry around a smile and a warmth of acceptance
For all those who surround them, flattering them with their kind presence
Believe me, the effect is same
For being gentle with words and not accusing people with acclaims
And of the rewards of doing good for others feels equivalent
To the feeling we experience when the tables are turned to us- and the words we hear are always benevolent
Kindness is a value
Kindness is a feeling
Instilled within us, to prevent any of us to
Rage our temper, and end up kneeling.
Zainab says, “I got the inspiration for this poem from the harsh and cruel existence of discrimination, racism and all kinds of unwanted and ruthless behaviour in a society which is a dread to the peaceful future.”