You leave your homeland, then come back and see
Everything in a different light inexorably
The good and the bad, in sharp relief outlined
The picture quite different from what you had in mind
Some ordinary things quaint and endearing appear
While other things are too irritating to bear
The more you see, the more conflicted you feel
What does your perception of your homeland about you reveal?
When you see things positively, you fear being delusional
When your perceive things negatively, it is a message subliminal
That you have lost allegiance to your birthplace
You belong elsewhere, that is the bitter truth you must face
Let me end by saying that no matter what my mind tells me
My heart looks at India benevolently
2 thoughts on “A Conflicted Mind”
Has your family come over here to visit you?
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