Giving Up on Life: A Rebellion Against Pressure

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You ask me to give up life…

you ask me to give up happiness…

you ask me to give up freedom – of thought, of choice…

by conforming to other’s expectations – be it society, friends, family or religion…

You ask me to not to think…but follow…

You ask me not to Question…but follow…

You ask that I should obey…

I will not obey anymore…the chains are broken…

I have a higher calling to listen to…

that respects me…

The Self speaks and I listen…

It leads to living, happiness and to freedom…

No conflict, no confusion…

Simple – Simplicity…

Total Harmony…

Simply Love…

The Tao Is In Sync…

Or maybe “I” am…

This short poem is written as a defense against the pressure to conform to society and environment we live in today and a rebellion against such pressure.