“One of the saddest lessons of history is this: If we’ve been bamboozled long enough, we tend to reject any evidence of the bamboozle. We’re no longer interested in finding out the truth. The bamboozle has captured us. It’s simply too painful to acknowledge, even to ourselves, that we’ve been taken. Once you give a charlatan power over you, you almost never get it back.” ― Carl Sagan
The world is cruel place now. Let’s not look out the window because you’ll see massacre, tear gas & shots being fired left & right. Don’t look outside as all you’ll see is children lying on different body parts of their own parents & a mother holding on to a head of her three month old baby.
There are men & women who say they love their country but would kill the men from the same country because their thoughts about religion or a separate state didn’t match.
We live in a world where a young boy kills another because he accidentally scratched his bike, women are raped or have their faces scarred because they hurt some young man’s ego, girls belonging to a particular religion can get married by the age of 15 & there are towns that have banned non-vegetarian because it goes against their culture (& this is celebrated!).
Instead of making the world a better place to live in & improving the overall conditions of the society, the number of corrupt people are only increasing; many don’t even care of the consequences of their actions anymore.
You’ll see thousands practicing a culture that teaches us that the preserving the virginity of a woman until her wedding night is considered of utmost honor, that a real man never cries & has to be the bread winner of the family, that one’s values comes before another human being’s feelings.
Apps, Porn & Alcohol are banned instead of actually understanding the core issue & eradicating that problem.
So Baby, dance with me one last time. Hold me in your arms & don’t let go. Look at me the way you always do, as though you could x-ray my soul with your gaze.
Don’t look out the window because this world won’t accept me & you anyway. Our relationship doesn’t resonate with the “values” they (we) have been brought up with. You can complete my thoughts without me having to say a word. I want to see that love you have reserved only for me in your deep brown eyes.
I want you to hold me like you mean it. Your hands on my waist & mine on your shoulders. We move to the beats of our song, played on repeat till the first ray of light enters our dark lives.
Time comes to a standstill yet the world moves ahead leaving us behind. All there is left is just me & you.
Just hold me till they get us too because I want our last time to be spent in the place we both cherish – in each others’ arms.
Hold me tonight because there would be no tomorrow…