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Thursday, September 17, 2015

The grave of custom- part 2


We humans are a great species.
August, enlightened, magnificent.

We first invented them-
The rituals, institutions
as an effort to find our happiness.
Then, we called them 'sacred',
knowing that the word itself stands
without a definition, or with many.
Then we tied them with 'duties' and obligations
went on making 'them' bigger
and 'us' smaller.

So, today
The ritual survives.
The institution shines high,
with its pointed arches and ribbed vaults.
But, A human stands there
small
defeated
'un'-happy
suffocated
dying.

Who killed him/her?
The ritual or its maker?
I wonder.
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1 comment:

  1. The institution of marriage
    Killing the spirit of human kind since eternity

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