Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Amen I, I am alive!!!

I sit here under the trees and watch the skies..
I never dreamed that I’ll be so lucky, to be so blessed, so I begin singing   

    ‘Amen I, I am alive’,
But thinking about the lakhs of people who died in sacrifice for changing the world, I shrug under the pressure of it. Their sacrifice was a repurcution of their act of protesting against the rules that others have enforced upon us. It was a change that was about having their freedom, a step to do what they liked. 

But it isnt that everyone is so selfish as I am. I remember in 1984 BOB Geldof, a music journalist turned punk rock frontman, inspired by a news report on the African famine, began his fight against World Hunger. He had organised the world's first Global Charity Concert in which roughly a hundred artists participated and was viewed by 1.5 billlion people and a live aid of Euro 150 million. Betty Williams, Peter Bennenson and Nelson Mandela to name a few who strove to help the people of this world to get over their problems. If they were so selfish to just think about their own lives, this world would never have been what it is today. 

But what bothers me are fireflies, in paradise where I can show that others were wrong and continue to sing,
   ‘Amen I, I am alive’
Imagine the day when, everyone would care, no body would cry, everyone would love, no body would lie, everyone would share and swallow their pride, then we would see the day when nobody died of all the pain that this world today is causing us.
Now as I lie beneath the stars, confusing them as satellites, it hits me suddenly that how small we are. If only they could have loved like you and me, then imagine what this world could be.
So as I push to stop saying ‘Amen I, I am alive’, I move with a vigour to make a move to change the world.

‘Never doubt that a small group of committed people can CHANGE THE WORLD… Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has’—Margaret Mead

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