A Point of Departure – A Poem from Nepal
Krishna Prasad Acharya, a poet from Nepal, the Himalayan country, shares his poem
Krishna Prasad Acharya
Krishna Prasad Acharya is a Nepalese poet who holds M. Phil in English from Tribhuwan University. Based in Khanchikot- Arghakhachi, Nepal, he is an educator.
A Point of Departure
Whether you believe or not,
You are not what I am,
And I am not what you are.
You cannot mix water with oil –
Even though you may consistently
Pour them into the same glass pitcher –
Oil remains oil and water remains water.
Do not try to mix me with you,
I am neither oil nor water,
I am a man seeking a point of departure.
Departure you may have seen and understood,
But a point of it has to be acknowledged,
Before generalizing for your judgments.
The Cynics and the Stoics may call me arrogant or mad,
But I see no relevance of confirming
To their dogmatism,
Bearing the brunt of injustice and exploitation.
I am on a mission,
Always on a mission,
To make a point of departure
From the boiling cauldron of inhumanity,
Immorality and injustice,
To the world of serenity and solitude,
Where humanity, morality, and justice
Equal for all reign supreme.
I cannot force you to understand me,
Neither do I need your acknowledgement,
For you want to perish in the world
Of domination, exploitation and injustice,
Suppressing human values mercilessly.
Selfishness is your motto,
Capitalism your platform,
And therefore, hurling your
Selfish capitalistic ladders at you,
I declare my point of departure.
Instructive piece, very interesting in pointing out the relative points to being Human. Thank You!