The Problem Lies in Us by Vanessa Ngam

The Problem Lies in Us by Vanessa Ngam

The Problem Lies in Us by Vanessa Ngam

How often  we complain of  going unnoticed.
Make ourselves  targets of ridicule.
The smart triumphs
Ridiculous gait with caky makeup
In the name of fashion
Pink, green, yellow in one.
Heels tall as a giant chair’s leg.
Walking like one ready to drop unconscious in a second-
And grumble about being ridiculed among brothers and sisters
That embrace simplicity yet get noticed
I  choose the latter.
The lady moving behind you
Is your backbone
She brought good tidings to your household
She does not know the road well
You move faster than she can
She complains of the slippery snowy path
And misses sliding several times
You move as alone –
When you turn to help
All you see are footsteps to the snowy trench
And you are alone again.

The ignorant fail to understand
Why the sky is blue
Why it rains occasionally
Some are ugly and beautiful
Why the dark night and night dark
Why two feet are never same
The calling bird grows silent
Why one ear bends
And one breast grows bigger than the other
Why one passes gas unconsciously
Certain deeds are best for the grave
And some to the ears

And some with flappy ears like a rabbit’s
And why twins are different.
Simply it is Mother Nature.

©2015 Vanessa Ngam

 

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