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Mind

Mind

written by: Dr. Shailja Sharma

@DrShailjaSharma

 

Mind is tender:
If you give it a flower,
It will smell
If you give it a gun,
It will shoot
Youth is raw and pure
Give it words to express pain
Before it becomes anger
And holds a weapon
Destroying its own kith and kin
That would leave no one happy
Not the weapon, not the shooter,
Not the victim:
Minds are tender
Give them power to express
Disarm them
From fear
And from objects that cause fear,
Pain, hatred, and death.

Dr. Shailja Sharma

Dr. Shailja Sharma

Shailja Sharma (Ph.D.) USA, is a mental health provider and a multilingual author. Apart from scholarly publication, her literary writings have been nationally/internationally published. Recent/Upcoming anthologies: Hawakal, Setu, Experiments in Fiction. Books: Critically acclaimed, “Dear Mama: An Immigrant’s Secret Cry,” by Setu; “Sip the Roses,” by Alien Buddha Press are upcoming. Literary honor for writings in Hindi/Punjabi.
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