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Mainstream, VOL LV No 24 New Delhi June 3, 2017

When the World is a Stranger

Thursday 8 June 2017, by Badri Raina

When the world is a stranger,

Go humanise it;

When the world is a dictator,

Go democratise it.


When the world will not look

Into the kindness in your eyes,

Sing a song of togetherness

That callousness defies.


When justice becomes an empty word,

Be as just as you can;

When an epidemic of hate strikes,

Be your own medicine.


When gods defect to the money-bags

Take them on as well;

When creeds deface creation,

Be boldly spiritual.

Badri Raina

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