The dwarf

The dwarf
Look,
Maa,
There goes the
Dwarf,
Said the
Excited child,
She makes me
Look tall.
The dwarf smiled,
And replied,
Walking on her
Spindly legs,
Look, my child,
Although tall,
You are the
Real dwarf.
Why?
Asked the child,
In her lilting voice.
Simply because,
Said the smiling
Dwarf,
Those who do not
Fit into
Your image,
You dub
Them as the
Different One,
And declare them
As the
Other guy;
Some are poor,
Some rich;
Some, fair,
Some, dark;
Some, as Us,
Some, as Theirs;
In our simple world,
On the other hand,
Everybody is born
Small,
And a creation
Of a loving
God who does not
Believe in size,
Colour,
Creed,
But creates
All the creatures
As His
Divine parts.
When He,
The Lord,
Does not compare,
Label,
And divide,
How can
You and I?

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About Sunil Sharma

Sunil Sharma is Mumbai-based senior academic, critic, literary editor and author with 22 published books: Seven collections of poetry; three of short fiction; one novel; a critical study of the novel, and, eight joint anthologies on prose, poetry and criticism, and, one joint poetry collection. He is a recipient of the UK-based Destiny Poets’ inaugural Poet of the Year award---2012. His poems were published in the prestigious UN project: Happiness: The Delight-Tree: An Anthology of Contemporary International Poetry, in the year 2015. Sunil edits the English section of the monthly bilingual journal Setu published from Pittsburgh, USA: http://www.setumag.com/p/setu-home.html For more details, please visit the blog: http://www.drsunilsharma.blogspot.in/

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