The Paper boat
There goes the paper boat,
With wind in its sails,
As the eternal rains roll down,
But the boat travels without fail.
Traveling through puddles it will reach,
The uncharted seas of east,
And delve upon golden mountains,
Or the land of mermaids at least.
It will meet the fairy land ,
Where Prince Rilian calls the day,
Or maybe the ancient lands,
Where kings and queens and princes lay,
Oh! But halt not ,for you do have,
A journey to accomplish ,a promise to fulfill,
And bring the flames of distant lands ,
That it may burn like a torch of pain and delight
When the most intimadating foe……..that white fanged , large clawed and inconsiderate devil incarnate……the Board Exam 2013 was finally slayed two rather peculiar thoughts crossed my mind.(It did gradually lead to 17 thoughtlets ) -:
1. Why must each man be excruciated to prove himself or why must he try and outdo others?
2. Do we truly value another man as a man?
While reading through Arvind Adiga’s White Tiger I was a pleasantly surprised to find a commonality of theme , the protagonist commits a grotesque murder and finds himself in a web of corruption to finally realise that morality has forever been a veil to deprive some of the privilidges and the truly right way is the way that works……”Right or wrong doesn’t matter , what matters is victory…….”
The authors pleads a chance to be a man and I couldn’t be more convinced……