Skewed Society.

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When tried to word out truth

Was asked to mute my tongue, as truth was rude,

Tried to vent its anger

No ear to heed; my means were crude?

You truths are poisonous, try being a prude

Why people’s judgements distorting, why opinions skewed.

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They boast people as their mentors

Who were taboos of their times

Mocked by men, insulted by society

A rocky road they travelled,

No silk path was ever viewed

Why people’s judgements distorting, why opinions skewed.

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Let such bigoted trolls play their ugly flute

Their stories outdated & obsolete

Their whining now can’t delude

Cursing the opposition is their habit

Abusing new ideas, their food

Why people’s judgements distorting, why opinions skewed.

(Samima Shah-Faheem)

A black heart.

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Words sugar sweet, allude intimacy from start

Personas angelic and a divine facade

Found people with thousand faces

And all have the same black heart.

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Lectures filled with moralising

 Beliefs high, reflecting priestly art

Infernal in deeds with malignancy impart

And all have the same black heart

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What’s the use of false shrouding?

Is life a masquerade of deceptive art?

Purpose lost and essence very flawed;

For those having the same black heart.

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(Samima Shah-Faheem)

A tale of Goodwill!!

A family of four; parents, two sons;
Charlie the elder, young was Harrison.
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Every blessing of World ‘ imagine,
Father provided keenly in abundant fashion.

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But something tormented him from inside,
Peeled his flesh n blood, was Charlie (his son) his pride.

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Dearest to him, was the upshot of his dreams;
But seemed aloof & angry with demands in extreme.

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A connection suggested (father) to be friends with sons;
‘Will be on losing end, this gap is grave concern’.

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Thought of intervention towards younger son,
Forbade him to imitate, the child was Harrison.

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One day he asked the younger one:
Spare sometime my dear son

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Some interests to relate, define & renew
Share mundanely matters, or when u feel blue.

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‘Feel free to tell secrets, I am your friend’
And father felt feather light, thought relations all mend.

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That Young soul took advice by heart.
Green & unfledged, thought a friendly start.

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But what to talk or tell, nothing came to mind;
Next day after school, Harrison skipped play time,

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And waited for his father’s to come from work.
Sat along him, questioned nonsense irks.

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Father answered few, but wasn’t in a mood
Conversation at sea, matters very crude.

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Next day he waited again
But still no hope, not much gain.

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Without any clue started same discussion,
Pointless it was, knew result was concussion.

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Never called for, two days in stack
Goodwill once volunteered, but hope taking aback.

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Still with spirits though not very high,
Son waited third day, to meet his big guy.

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Same clueless questions he had;
But Answer this time, was bitter and sad.

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‘Why so inquisitive & interrogative to me,
I am your father, not a proven guilty’.

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Son stood baffled, what to say ….
But friendship was confident enough to sneak away.

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(Samima)

Elastic Morality (A poem)

Its either black or white,
Rigidness high while judging other’s matter
Dish things out, but can’t take from platter?
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What grade your child’s getting?
Staring the dress, “which sect u adhere”?
There’s much “Haram in your Halal, I swear”.
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 Judgments sharp & opinions negative.
Got sentenced, ‘t was inevitable
Dealing with a moralist,  goodness a fable.
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But Moralities turn lax & principle elastic
When self was to answer
Grey is important, as line in white & black blur
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“My Children are only children
they’ll soon learn”..
“what haram or halal? …. I earn”.
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“Well life is about gives and takes”
and “opinions often misleads”
There’s eventual goodness in all My deeds.
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Fundamentalist for others
For self are temperate
Guessed rightly, only Hypocrites can relate.
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(by Samima)

Bragging Modesty (A poem)

Why boast modesty? Wasn’t handpicked
Bragging seems silly, when was obligation strict.
Posing wise on patterns borrowed by others
Followed a code & custom, or advise by mothers.
Justifying tartness, when Grapes felt sour
Choice will be different, when given some power.
Sour now bad and “those grapes weren’t mine”
Go with the flock, is their new punch line.
Decency out; it’s Vanity that’s in
Advance WE are, hold up the chin.
(Dear) Modesty is a virtue but its flaunting isn’t smart
Simple or Not, be honest with all heart.
(Samima)

Taming the Slanderer (A poem)

Ever felt in discussion or heavy spotlight
Bitchy talks after you or just a backbite
You are in their debates for mornings & noon
Not even spared at evenings or night
Prime discourse to some silly trolls
Jealousy main reason, something else may excite
Feel the pride and enjoy the delight
Be a knot to their throat, which adds the plight
its taming the slanderer with his own evil
By keeping calm and shinning bright.
(Samima)

No Regrets (A poem)

Mindless jobs of long hours

Happiness nil, spirits sour

Work is critical, for dues n bills

Life so hard, in perpetual drill

Why it has so much to bear

Blessed only ones, but many despairs

Asking for more, losing moderations

Outlook to life needs contemplations

Happiness was there, always around us

Ignored it, indulged in petty wrong fuss

High earnings and status, we ran after

Were behind pace, so moved faster

The little pleasures of life were neglected

Happiness and life, were so disconnected

After the triumph when looked back

Found meaningless success, nothing intact

Still got time to clean things up

Every day brings new chance, fresh start ups

Life mustn’t end in grieves and regrets

Lessons must be learned, Pattern require a reset

(Samima)

Stay Spirited (A poem)

Stay Spirited by investing in others
Expend part of you on them, clear smother

Love, honesty and smiles will help you stem
It can be compassion, or adorance for them

Make people around a part of you
Happiness will be enriched, and sorrows few

Fake attitudes and bigotry won’t buy much
Altruism lasts long, has a strong touch

Like a new day gives us another chance
Giving it to others also, is way to advance

Finding faults in others won’t be best endeavor
 Leave behind bad, as Goodness lasts forever.
(Samima) May 26th, 2012)
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Obsessions and Society (by Samima)

( Obsessions and how to find a way out of them)
Obsession in an individual is mostly a thought, idea, or a concept, that is inconsistant with reasoning. Particular idea clouds the mind and holds persons attention to an unreasonable extent making simple condition tense for him and complicated for others around him. Like in women bulimia or anorexia is high due to extreme weight loss obsessions (this is severe  form of obsession), or Daily Tech obsession that causing back n neck problems even in yound people. Obsessions can be mild like my son has a Ben 10 obsession these days, but not severe he will grow out in a couple of month.

In adult cases obsessions have a narrow frame of refrence and have what normally known as one-track mindset. Such person is intolerable to others notions and beleifs. “The persons with the one-track mind are the ones who usually have the most collisions.” (Kansas City Times, May, 1932)

Obsession  in society  can develop either naturally or is induced delibrately. Naturally when a rather new group comes in close proximity with the already present one, develops obsession of holding on to their own specific theme (may it be religious or ethinic, linguistic etc)  strongly so that their own identity may not merge into the already present ones.
 The other kind of obsession in socity is the Induced one. A certain fixation is induced into the peoples minds  by spiritual leaders or by interest group who have power over society and have fear of  losing their own effectiveness and position and power otherwise. Their personal interest of ruling and staying in power is behind inducing obsession, molding peoples mind and conforming them, otherwise non conformed society will engulf them and conseuently render them powerless.
 The thing common at both individual and societal level is zero tolerance for others concept or idea, definitely means no way forward and moving in circle around the same notion.  Meaning no growth at individual or at collective level. But the destruction is unimaginable considering the latter one. Because the induced societal obsession is kept alive only by keeping the conformists paranoid and in a state of war with the other.

At individual level the effectees are only the people around that person, his family and friends. But at society level the group who has the upper hand is in better position, the other at its worse. The results sometimes are much more extreme, destructive and consequential like death of one at the hand of other.
The pace at which the obsession in society will move is also not easily determined,  but the thing  in experience is that instead of conformilty it makes the socity more disconnected and  bewildered in a long run.
History is full of examples on obsession and leaders inducing these obsession into societes, take any of them  Stalin, Hitler, or Zia, all these leaders ran their countries on  obsessions. Stalin with  excessive personal control (was one of the most paranoid dictators history has ever seen), Hitler’s with Nazism and Zia with jihad and Islamization of Pakistan. They induced their obsession into the society, which was towards an extreme. The segment in society who share their ideas makes the  society very messed up, jumbled, never a whole. At the end, goal of such obsession is never attained, it either dies down with the inducers death or (mostly) render the society confused and Topsy-turvy.
Studying society and its obsessions is very difficult.  Its the history that tells later the extent of damage these obsession have done,  the permanent scars it has left on society’s face. Adaptation and Synthesis with the changing conditions  is the way forward,  its that Golden key that can open gate for prosperous future for any society or country .