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The bright side

Always look at

The bright side

They say

You’ll be happy

——————-

I don’t look

At those

People

Lying on

The foothpath

They’re

The dark side

—————

I don’t look

At the shanties

That line the road

They’re

The dark side

——————

I don’t look

At that man

Beating his wife

On the street

Not my business

It’s between

Man and wife

They’re on

The dark side

—————

I don’t look

At the children

On the street

Their hair matted

Snot on their nose

Begging

They’ve been forced

None of my business

They’re on

The dark side

—————-

I don’t look

At the drunk

Lying in a corner

Fast asleep

Or dead

He deserves it

He’s on

The dark side

——————

I don’t look

At that old man

Flies hovering about

Can I call

The Missionaries

Of charity

I could

But I don’t

He’s on

The dark side

—————-

I don’t look

They’re beating up

That guy

He molested

That girl

They say

He deserves it

The vigilante

They might

Beat him

To death

I don’t intervene

They’re on

The dark side

——————-

I don’t look

The accident

The blood and gore

I see it

I walk on

Some good soul

Will take him

To Hospital

I walk on

He’s on the

Dark side

——————

I don’t look

That transvestite

Begging

Why doesn’t he

Take up a job

He’s on the

Dark side

——————-

I don’t look

Those wrongs

Anywhere

They aren’t ours

They’re on

The dark side

—————-

Party

Smile

Dance

Sing

Drink

Work

Earn

Tend to the sick

In your family

Visit your friends

In hospital

Contribute

To the church

To the NGOs

All is well

——————

Don’t poke your nose

In other people’s business

Don’t intrude

Don’t criticise

Don’t spoil

The atmosphere

You’re decent

A good Catholic

Be on the bright side

———————

Look at the good things

God has blessed you

Your kids are good

A good school

They’re healthy

You’re wealthy

You have cars

A maid

A big house

A big TV

A loving family

Friends

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Count your blessings

Look at the bright side

Just don’t glance

At the dark side

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You’ll be happy

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By Jyothsna DSouza

I’m at home
With my children
With plenty of time
To read, teach, and muse

I believe if you have
The capacity
To do good
And others
They confirm
It is good
If it’s important
For many,
Not one
One must persist
To the end,
Till all one’s
Resources
Are exhausted

Man lives on hope

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