Ignorance is bliss!

Published: January 28, 2018

By God, I’ve no patience for, futile raves and rants. PHOTO: ISTOCK

My friend, I do not wish to know,

And I’m in no mood,

To think of global warming,

Or pesticides in food.


Hardwood forests in decline,

Endangered pink frogs.

Salt or freshwater wetlands,

Fast vanishing bogs.

Illiteracy, hunger, AIDS,

Tsunami, hurricane.

Inflation or unemployment,

Worrying is in vain.


Dwindling water resources,

Or poaching elephants.

By God, I’ve no patience for,

Futile raves and rants.

Let others lead the world from front,

For admirable feat.

I’ll lead the horde from behind,

To a hasty retreat!


I love my unawareness,

Ah! Ignorance is bliss!

Don’t interrupt my cricket game,

I don’t want to miss!

Saad Mallik

Saad Mallik

The author is a retired environmental engineer and lives in New York. His interests include reading, writing and travelling, especially to see old Islamic architecture and civilizations. He has authored poetry e-books including Zarina is three, Cherished Stories, and Nawab of Punjab.

The views expressed by the writer and the reader comments do not necessarily reflect the views and policies of The Express Tribune.

  • Yousaf Haque

    Masterpiece. But who is there to care beyond one’s petty interests for present issues and lacking foresight for future?Recommend

  • Sohail

    Not worth readingRecommend

  • Bluezy !

    How is the weather in New York? Sohail below is no fun. Sohail is no fun, repeat. I had to type it twice my thumb needed more exercise.Recommend

  • Parvez

    That was brilliantly done …… The writer leaves you to draw your own conclusion and forces you to think in the right direction.Recommend