It Makes A Difference

It makes a difference
when I keep myself in the dark
on my own volition,
and when someone close to me
keeps me in the dark…

It makes a difference
when I think myself crazy
for something or someone,
and when someone dear to me
starts calling me crazy…

It makes a difference
when I bear my own suffering,
and when it’s intentionally caused
by someone I consider mine…

It’s okay to laugh at myself,
but it makes a difference
when someone I like the most
begins to treat me
as an object of ridicule...

It’s good to play games,
but it makes a lot of difference,
when people start playing
with my feelings
and seek happiness by hurting me,
but they don’t know
I have inflicted more pains on myself
just to keep them happy…

If someone gets happy
I’m willing to cry,
I always keep handy a few tears
to lighten and enlighten myself
when no one is around me
carrying a bouquet of sympathy…


–Kaushal Kishore

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28 Comments

  1. Kaushal you so well presented the jist of human kindness towards self and others. All your lines are gold. The following resonated with me:

    “I always keep handy a few tears
    to lighten and enlighten myself”

    Oh wow! — profound!!

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    1. Thank you, Suzette for being so thoughtfully supportive by leaving such touching words and deep reflections. That’s so very kind. It means a great deal.

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  2. Amen my dear friend and so very true. When others ridicule it is often jealousy. It takes a lot to turn the other cheek but they are hurting. I am sorry my kind friend. 🦋❤️🙏 sending love and hugs

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    1. You’re right, Joni, it happens so often, as our society has this kind of persons too. Thank you for this understanding. I appreciate you and your lovely comment. Thank you ❤️💐🙏

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  3. It’s different when we are being unkind to ourselves, that doesn’t mean we don’t want to be loved…..
    It hurts when other people start seeing us the way we see ourselves….

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    1. You’re right, it happens. Mostly people are not bothered how we see ourselves. They see their own interests and sometimes get sadistic pleasure too by hurting others.

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