I,Me,Mine

I, me, mine
The new mantra
Of the competitive, consumerist society
Evokes
Acute individualism,
Cut-throat competition,
And laurels for oneself.
Rat-race
Amongst peers
Instead of
Regard and appreciation
Stung by envy, the green-eyed monster
Prompts the other
To dominate and
Be ahead
But is it not a team
That guarantees
Success.
Can one finger lift a thing?
But five can- everything.
One foot is good to kick
But two to forge ahead
Human body is not solo but a combo of:
According to Ayurveda
Three humours: wind, bile and phlegm
Earth is composed of:
Water, magnesium, sulphur, basalt and oxygen
It is soot, wind, fire and water that unite to
Form clouds
It is no fun
To be one
Never be insular
Togetherness is central
As is the need to
Be a Winner!

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About sangeeta sharma

Dr Sangeeta Sharma is head of the department of English at Birla College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Kalyan, affiliated to the University of Mumbai, India. She is widely published as a critic and poet. Besides that, she is a regular freelance for Mumbai-based national newspapers. Recently, she published a book In the Shadows: Women in Arthur Miller's Plays and co-edited Delightful Dickens: Some tributes with Sunil Sharma published by YKing Books, Jaipur. Many of her literary and critical articles have been anthologized. Currently, she is engaged in a UGC-sponsored Minor Research Project on the Structural, phonological, orthographical, grammatical and lexical differences in British and American English. Under Faculty Exchange Programme, she visited the University Department of English, Clayton State University, Morrow, Georgia, USA, in March-April 2012.

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