A place where ignorance is bliss

When bullets speak, ‘Tis difficult to hold a pen. When terrorism rules, ‘Tis rare to hear a good omen.

Ahmad Zubair January 19, 2014
When ignorance is bliss,
‘Tis folly to be wise.
When rationality is rare,
‘Tis sinful to raise one’s voice.

Where tolerance is extinct,
‘Tis a futile try to reason.
Where masses are blind,
‘Tis fruitless to have a vision.

When darkness is sovereign,
‘Tis useless to follow the light.
When apathy prevails,
‘Tis arduous to end the plight.

Where murderers are hailed,
‘Tis effete to long for peace.
Where barbarians reign,
‘Tis illusive to live with ease.

When bullets speak,
‘Tis difficult to hold a pen.
When terrorism rules,
‘Tis rare to hear a good omen.
WRITTEN BY:
Ahmad Zubair
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Arooj Khan | 5 years ago | Reply | Recommend This poem is so heart-wrenching and touching. It truly depicts the dark side of our society...! When bullets speak, ‘Tis difficult to hold a pen. When terrorism rules, ‘Tis rare to hear a good omen.
Fayaz Pasha | 6 years ago | Reply | Recommend Very true! That's the irony of our Society.
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