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
Â 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 duck gave me puzzled look.
“Why did you ask this weird question? Of course we 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 knowÂ
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 duck 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.Â
Humans have different interpretations for all colors,
You created so many flags to recognize different parts of same earth.
For us it is just the earth.”
God created the 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? Â How cool ! I sighed.
Do you want to say that white will get the pampering strokes and the black will be pushed to a side?
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?
Â You all look so much alike and yet look so different.”Â ChirpedÂ the black bird.
Shocked and speechless I watched both of them in wonder. What a lesson they just taught me !