Shemsi Elsani

Rookie - 324 Points (malaysia)

Do You Care? - Poem by Shemsi Elsani

It isn't about who did what
Nor it's about how much one did what
It's just about do you even care?

Open your beautiful eyes, look around
May be you'll see an ocean or a sunny beach or may even be a beautiful 5 stars hotel or whatever that you might be happy about,
Or do you see people crying for help helplessly?
Ask yourself
Look beyond your horizon of selfishness

Now listen with your beautiful ears,
Do you heard laughing?
Or cry for help?
Or nothing at all?
Now, listen again, carefully with your senses, go beyond your selective deafness

Open your heart, then ask
Do I know them?
Are they even my friends?
Or relatives?
Or someone I care not about?
Now, go deeper than your own selfness, feel them inside, be with them

Do you see?
Do you hear?
Do you feel?
Do you care?

Are they even worth a glimpse?
Why do they keep asking for help?

Why should I even bother about them anyway?

Are you happy that you aren't one of them?
Are you grateful that you're spare? (Do you really think so?)
Do you feel lucky that they aren't your family or friends or even acquaintances?
Do you think this all their very fault and them to be punished?

Don't you know the very blood inside their very veins as red as yours?
Don't you know their very heart beating as much as yours?
Don't you know theirs breaths and yours are the same?
Don't you know theirs tears as colorless and salty as yours?
And do you think theirs fate isn't for you to care and think about?

Think again.


Poet's Notes about The Poem

Inspired by true event - disaster

Comments about Do You Care? by Shemsi Elsani

  • Gold Star - 39,822 Points Aftab Alam Khursheed (12/29/2014 8:13:00 AM)

    very interesting poem- It isn't about who did what Nor it's about how much one did what It's just about do you even care? thank you write and write 'cause you write well (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, December 29, 2014



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