Hi there! I’d probably ask how you were but that would be redundant and stupid
considering the perfect world you live in. I guess you’re the luckier one out of the two of us. Honestly, I envy you. You live in a world where you get 100% in every examination without studying and you have unlimited screen time and no curfew while I have to rough it out in this not-so-perfect place. It’s just so unfair! But if I were to sit around moaning and groaning about the unjust decisions of god we’d be here all day. Anyway, I just thought I’d say that:
You live in the perfect world
While we’re stuck with the imperfections
Your ideal world is your gift from God
And we’re victims of misdirection
You’re lucky and I hate it
Here’s the reality of the situation
You’re a product of pure favouritism
Here I've been cursed by satan
You say women are guaranteed safety?
Let me introduce you to rape
A new inhabitant of our country
Yeah, we’re in pathetic shape
Aren’t animals just adorable?
Well guess what, they’re abused
People are dumb enough to take videos
We simply watch and are amused
Everyone is always happy right?
WRONG, people are depressed
Of course, you wouldn’t know sadness
Let me tell you, our style of living has regressed
Hey at least everybody’s healthy!
It’s not like anyone is sick
You just made me laugh
But of course, you wouldn’t know about the pandemic
People are dying
Global warming is a thing
Innocent people fall victim to discrimination
Just because they have a different colour of skin
Society is violent
Our hearts are filled with hatred
We’ve forgotten about equality, brotherhood, peace and justice
The values we once held sacred
My world isn’t as perfect as yours
My life isn’t completely filled with ecstasy
Living your ideal life for me is just a dream
My one true fantasy.
Now, I don’t even know if this letter will reach you because I’m not very well versed
with interplanetary transport. If this does, I hope you get an inkling about the world I live in. Anyway, you should get back to riding the unicorn I imagine you have in the ideal world. I’ll go back to studying maths, your best subject. I genuinely hope you realise how lucky you are not to be born like me. Now I guess there’s nothing else to say but have fun living my dream world; my biggest fantasy.
Author ~ Nandini Patil
Editor ~ Ananya Chaure