Don’t Pick up the Pen: Today and Tomorrow

Why should I
Pick up this pen today,
And write-
For injustice,
Only to realise
It has been few words,
Few thoughts,
Few beliefs
And few sheets

This pen
Has endured many years,
Many struggles-
Ones which bear fruit
On the fertile land of life-
All of these in oblivion,
Yet the pen exists,
Yet the world persists
With what goes on.

I will not
Pick up this pen
Today and tomorrow,
I will not sacrifice
What words painted in ink mean
When the world
Is yet to learn
How to read.

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Sumeet Grover

Sumeet Grover is the founder of Global Poetry, dedicated to creativity, human dignity, dialogue and global citizenship. He is a winner of the Portico Brotherton Open Poetry Prize 2014 and was shortlisted for the Jane Martin Poetry Prize in 2014 & 2015. He has authored three books of poetry: Signals (2017), House Arrest & Disobedience (2015) and Change (2011). Grover is a member of the TRANSCEND Network for Peace, Development and Environment.

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