Body shaming Wars

I write this as I read another article trying to describe the perfect body size. In the age of social media, selfies and Instagram swallowing us up like a storm, every little thing is put under scrutiny, masses are experts on what’s right and the keyboard gods sit behind their screens hiding from the world passing judgments on all, without a thought of what the end result may be. Body shaming is the new internet trend, too fat, too thin, too short, too tall and an endless list of how we objectify and degrade human beings. As many titles are made in defence of body-types, just as many bullies keep picking on people and making fun of them.

It’s depressing and infuriating that even in this age, we are still stuck in the voids of our selfish desires of validating ourselves by bringing someone else down. The human capacity to ruin others like them knows no bounds, I don’t have to quote any examples, the internet is flooded with stories of people being bullied by strangers, people siting million miles away, why? Oh because the person doesn’t falls into the ‘right body type’ as per their criteria. The immense pressure to look good, to lose weight, to have the perfect body spreads like a fire destroying anything that tries to come in its way.

So I ask you, where are we headed with this? Don’t we have enough damaged people already? In this war of labeling bodies, what is that we wish to achieve? While we all rant and rave about freedom, we rip it apart from others and in process from ourselves too.

Freedom is tinted and shadowed under our delusional definitions that provide us the luxury of stepping on toes of others, self loathing is too much of a burden to live with, don’t do that to others. Let people be, let them breathe and live. It’s easier to be part of the crowd, it’s an endless struggle to be on the other side but next time before we point and laugh at others, let us take a minute and think, if it was us on the other side instead of them and maybe, just maybe, some of us will swallow our hateful words.

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Listen – II

Part II of II


Did you listen to that?
Nature is crying for help
As we try to kill its voice
The muffled sobs of trees
Echo all around while you
Cut them off with gleeful
Expressions enjoying the
Act of brutality that you
Commit without a thought
Oh, a bird just tumbled on
The ground withering as
she drowns in her own
Blood and her eyes forever
Sealed with questions that
Go unanswered as you
Throw her in the bag with
Rest of them for profits
Another gun shot and a
Deer is shot dead ‘perfect’
You pat yourself happily
The air is heavy with the
Smoke and noise of your
Huge empires and trophies
Of shiny cars screeching
Destroying all in their way
while the sea tries to fight
Protecting those to whom
it is home but alas you are
The mightiest and strongest
And once again you win
The sea bleeds tears of pain
But you unstoppable human
With insatiable hunger of
Destroying everything for your
Selfish needs and desires
Do you not listen to the cries?
The barely felt heartbeat
Choked breaths, Nature is dying

Raise your voice

Raise your voice
For it wasn’t your fault love
When he pushed you
Hurling down the stairs

Raise your voice
For it wasn’t your fault love
When he locked the door
And muffled your sound

Raise your voice
For it wasn’t your fault love
When he threw you
And broke your bones

Raise your voice
For it wasn’t your fault love
When he took your innocence
Without any regrets

Raise your voice
For it wasn’t your fault love
When he walked out the door
Leaving you in puddle of blood

Raise your voice
For it wasn’t your fault love
Because he was an animal
Disguised in clothes

Raise your voice
For it wasn’t your fault love
Remember you’re beautiful
In an ugly world

Raise your voice
For it wasn’t your fault love
You’re beautiful and worthy
Of the best things in life

Raise your voice
For it wasn’t your fault love
You stood and fought bravely
And chose to live

Raise your voice
For it wasn’t your fault love
your soul and heart shine
In darkest of times

Raise your voice
For it wasn’t your fault love
You broke the silence ensuring
Many were protected

Raise your voice
For “it wasn’t my fault love”
Repeat honey, over and over
Till you believe