By God, I’ve no patience for, futile raves and rants. PHOTO: ISTOCK

Ignorance is bliss!

Illiteracy, hunger, AIDS, tsunami, hurricane. Inflation or unemployment, worrying is in vain.

Saad Mallik January 28, 2018
My friend, I do not wish to know,

And I’m in no mood,

To think of global warming,

Or pesticides in food.


Hardwood forests in decline,

Endangered pink frogs.

Salt or freshwater wetlands,

Fast vanishing bogs.

Illiteracy, hunger, AIDS,

Tsunami, hurricane.

Inflation or unemployment,

Worrying is in vain.


Dwindling water resources,

Or poaching elephants.

By God, I’ve no patience for,

Futile raves and rants.

Let others lead the world from front,

For admirable feat.

I’ll lead the horde from behind,

To a hasty retreat!


I love my unawareness,

Ah! Ignorance is bliss!

Don’t interrupt my cricket game,

I don’t want to miss!
Saad Mallik The author is a retired environmental engineer and lives in New York. His interests include reading, writing and travelling, especially to see old Islamic architecture and civilizations. He has authored poetry e-books including Zarina is three, Cherished Stories, and Nawab of Punjab.
The views expressed by the writer and the reader comments do not necassarily reflect the views and policies of the Express Tribune.


Parvez | 4 years ago | Reply That was brilliantly done ...... The writer leaves you to draw your own conclusion and forces you to think in the right direction.
Bluezy ! | 4 years ago | Reply How is the weather in New York? Sohail below is no fun. Sohail is no fun, repeat. I had to type it twice my thumb needed more exercise.
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