Why do we speak for peace but act by selling weapons?
Why do we seek for God in our prayers but sin in public?
Why are we deaf to a child’s cry but listen to poor pop?
Why do we fight for hunger but throw away our food?
Why do we pick up rehabilitation brochures but spend our evenings at pubs?
Why do we go to school but don’t learn?
Why do we vote but let a government rule us?
Why do we trust a bank full of strangers but not our neighbours?
Why are we slaves to money bills but have so much pride?
Why do we watch football but only read the headlines on the paper?
Why do we board the same flight but have different classes?
Why do we remain silent but our mind is filled with noise?
Why do we have a mind but listen to our hearts?
Why do we want the day but live in the night?
Why are we afraid of death but don’t hesitate to kill?
Why do we find intimacy at large parties?
Why do we fall in love but rise in hate?
Why do we want black but settle for white?
- Escalin Peiris