A Dialogue with Geese


It’s Frisbee Wednesday again.This is the 20th prompt of Serendipity Photo Prompt. The topic is Geese

I went for my evening walk in the park.

Tired, looked for a bench, it was getting dark

Heard some noise, turned behind, saw a silhouette stark

I first saw a innocent winged creature with feathers as white as clouds

Then came another avian but hers were as grey as thundering mounts

I watched as they both came closer to me, could not resist myself……

“I need not ask you who gets more attention, must be you white beauty no?”

The white goose gave me puzzled looks.

“Why did you ask this weird question? Of course we both are same.

Don’t you see we have same beak, same feathers and we both have same abilities to swim.”

“No I mean….. One of you is fair. we all know

Fairer skin draw attentive eyes, appreciation and feeling of awe

White shines, looks radiant it all about beauty without flaw”

Dark complexion can make you feel less wanted at many places, Don’t you know?

You both are so like each other still very unlikely for this critical world

Now the white goose almost got agitated, she asked, “What do you mean by fair and dark?

For us it is only a matter of color, nothing beyond that.

You humans have weird sense of colors.

 Interpretations different from one another

You created so many flags to recognize different parts of one earth.

For us it is just “the earth”

God created colors, all are different hues of joy, love and light

It was you who interpreted them in different ways to bring plight

” You mean to say you don’t have such issues in your community? How cool ! I sighed.

The geese were shocked hearing this and replied

You mean that white will get the pampering strokes and the black will be pushed to a side?

Well we both get equal of everything and it is just alright

Ah, you egoistic creatures,” Who stopped you to be cool dudes?

Why you guys have to call white, a pretty swan and black,an ugly duckling?

You all look so much alike and yet look so different.” Chirped the black bird.

Shocked and speechless I watched both of them in wonder. What a lesson they just taught me !

Yes, though humans are very different yet we are so much alike

How I wish we live in a world where black is liked by all  AND WHITE IS NOT SO HYPE…………



14 Responses

  1. Thank goodness we have no geese here, they talk too much and so do I, meaning I would never get a word in the conversation. Of course we all look different, that is what makes life so interesting – and how would I recognise anyone otherwise.

  2. My granddaughter cannot see the difference. She never could. Nor can her father. They are literally color blind to skin differences. If only the rest of the world were … or could admire all colors equally. Beautiful post!

    1. Thanks a lot. I didn’t had terrific pictures of geese in lake therefore wrote this small piece. I hate when fairness creams are sold by some of the renowned celebrities so shamelessly. Some people have obsession for fair skin.

  3. This was like the Ugly Duckling story, in some ways. Definitely everyone is the same, beauty is inside and not outward. We all need to get along but my parents were friends with many cultures, one who worked with diverse people at NASA and one who chose to teach about World Lit, Spanish and English while studying many countries.

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