I know a cricket ball from outside,
but what makes it bounce, I don’t know.
I know a quartz clock from its label,
but how it doesn’t tick but still shows time, I don’t know.
I’ve seen a computer chip and know how it looks,
but how it sends my e-mail, I don’t know.
I know Obama, I’ve seen his face everywhere,
but why he, and why he won, I don’t know.
I know Osama has been the epitome of terror,
but what made him a terrorist, I don’t know.
An angry man I know, has no control on himself,
but what, and why it makes him angry, I don’t know.
A hungry man, yes I know, he had no food for long,
but how he lives without food, I don’t know.
I know deprived men, and depraved politicians,
but how they still exist together, I don’t know.
We observe International Women’s day every year,
why atrocities against women continue unabated, I don’t know.
History of successful revolutions against despots, I know,
why none against those who commit ‘atrocities on women’, I don’t know.
I know it’s the time that decides everything
But when will it be ‘that’ time, I don’t know…
By: Ken Featherlite