A Valentine Appeal #Poetry #LoveNotHate

"When a humorless nation forgets to take a chill pill and gets ruffled at the drop of a hat! - let’s pick our battles, shall we?"

“When a humorless nation forgets to take a chill pill and gets ruffled at the drop of a hat! – let’s pick our battles, shall we?”

Dear Girl, 

Please don’t wink.

Don’t talk with your eyes.

Priye, don’t enjoy your teenage years.

You dare indulge, someone somewhere who has been angered because someone else is living it up, will hound you, troll you, even put a case against you!

Don’t you know we are a non-witty nation, with the thinnest skin possible?

Anything and everything offends us.

Never miss real stories from India's women.

Register Now

So girl – tread lightly will you and stop smiling, please?

Grave anger is in.

So Saree really because the world goes the whole nine yards!

Put a mike in front, give the eyeballs and a mouth will churn out pithy words. Some words will appeal and some will repel and the Great-Indian-Online-Violence will be unleashed even before you can blink. Untold vitriol will be spilled till the next issue comes along quite innocently.

Do we even pause for a second to consider the words in the entire context, before we go charging? Why don’t we mull for a second whether this issue is worth the effort, does it serve any greater purpose? Why are we relentlessly angry?

When a humorless nation forgets to take a chill pill and gets ruffled at the drop of a hat! – let’s pick our battles, shall we? 

And enjoy the sweet nothings and make small memories? How easy is it to agree to simply disagree and carry on living?

Jio aur Jeene Do.

On this Valentine’s day, do spread love, if possible, else at least desist from spreading hate.

Kyon ki battles aur bhi hain jeetne ko.

Ek Vexed onliner

(Maybe after this post, I have to go and hide)

Image Source: Pexels

Liked this post?

Join the 100000 women at Women's Web who get our weekly mailer and never miss out on our events, contests & best reads - you can also start sharing your own ideas and experiences with thousands of other women here!

Comments

About the Author

anupama_jain

Anupama Jain is the author of: * ’Kings Saviours & Scoundrels -Timeless Tales from Katha Sarita Sagara’, listed as one of the best books of 2022 by @Wordsopedia. Rooted in the traditional storytelling of Indian legends, warriors, read more...

81 Posts | 266,957 Views

Stay updated with our Weekly Newsletter or Daily Summary - or both!

All Categories