In this complex system we call our own,
Change is the cry, a child’s plea, not unknown.
To be human-minded, honest, in this age,
One must wield a fist, yet wear a velvet glove.
For to live, to survive, in this world of strife,
We must balance strength with a touch of genteel life.
A fist, not for violence, but for standing our ground,
In a velvet glove, to be heard without a sound.
For if we become a dying breed, controlled,
Limited, by violence, don’t you see, it’s not the goal.
It’s this path of the fist in a velvet glove,
Or else we risk becoming enslaved, as if by a glove.
We must fight for change, but with a soft touch,
To navigate this world, and not get caught in its snutch.
For in the velvet glove, our power is discreet,
A silent strength that cannot be so easily beat.
So let us be the change we wish to see,
With a fist in a velvet glove, humanity’s key.
To avoid the slavery of our own making,
We must learn to fight, with a gentle heart’s taking.
In this complex system we call our own,
Bloodstains mark the soil of Manipur,
Violence reigns in its wake,
Tears fall from mothers’ eyes,
As loved ones perish in hate.
Guns echo through the hills,
Silencing peaceful thrills,
Broken dreams and shattered hopes,
Haunt the hearts of Manipur’s folks.
Anger simmers in veins,
Despair grips every train,
Youth stand against oppression,
Demanding justice’s reflection.
Peace must return to these lands,
End the cycle of strife,
Healing begins with understanding,
Love conquers hate’s vice-like grip.
May the wounded find solace,
May the lost be rediscovered grace,
May Manipur rise again,
Stronger than before.
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Trust broken, emotions drowned in rain
He promised love, but only brought pain
His touch barely a medicine to heal
His intentions unclear, filled me with fear
He smelled me like a new animal
Reacting to his abnormality, I pushed away
But he silenced me with a bruised, chapped kiss
His hands roamed, corpulent body pressed against mine
Claws like birds of prey, he pounced
Taking my bust with violent force
As if I was the last piece of bread on earth
He parted my legs and entered me
Cold blood ran through my veins
Mourning with élan, I was unable to protest
As he explored me with his tongue and lips
Playing me like a toy, ignoring my pain
But I refuse to let this define me
I am more than the sum of my parts
I will not let his actions consume me
For I am a survivor, with a beating heart
I will find my own strength to bear this alone
For I am cultured, civilized, and strong
And though life can be tragically beautiful
I will rise above it all, and carry on.
Words that have no meaning,
Are like a bird without wings.
They flutter and fall,
And never make a call.
Their sound is empty,
And their purpose is plenty.
To fill the silence,
With meaningless violence.
But in the end, we find,
That words are not blind.
For even when they’re absurd,
They can still be heard.
Acts of violence, a heartless deed
Leaving behind those who grieve
A life cut short, a heart in pain
A tragic loss, nothing to gain
A world shattered, a community mourns
As the cycle of violence sadly returns
The scars run deep, they never heal
A reminder of the hate we cannot conceal
Stop the violence, end the pain
Let’s make this world safe again
For every girl, every boy
For every person who deserves joy
No more fear, no more tears
No more living with constant fears
Of being attacked, of being hurt
Of feeling like we don’t deserve
To walk the streets, to live our lives
To be free from these awful crimes
We must stand up, we must unite
And say enough is enough, it’s time to fight
We’ll raise our voices, we’ll make them hear
We’ll never give up, we’ll never fear
We’ll work together, we’ll make a change
And create a world that’s safe and sane
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Written by Vishal Dutia
Beneath the calmness of blue skies,
Lies the blood-soaked earth with cries.
Of mothers, children, and brave hearts,
Lost to war’s endless, hateful arts.
Tears shed for the ultimate price,
Of peace that never came to suffice.
If there was only love how happy we would be
no more war or violence would we ever see
just a world united with lots of love to share
all around the world each and every where
in a land thats free where we could live as one
in a land of love where violence there is none
just a happy world the way that it should be
in a land of love with a lifes that free.
It can be found
In unexpected moments
When someone rises
Up to meet the challenge
Either through actions
It can be someone
That stands up
Even when it’s hard
For what’s right
What we know deeply
In our hearts of hearts
Or someone that walks
Into danger to help
Or a healer helping the ill
Courage is everywhere
In adults and children
Around the world
There are those
That stand up
Even when it’s difficult
They do it
At a time of turmoil
In the world
Unrest and violence
We need the courageous
More than ever
What are you??