Paradox of my Age

In my world we have better resources,
but less achievements.
We have religions,
but no code of ethics.
More army commanders.
and less peacemakers.
Some people call themselves friends,
but in reality more like Judases.
We have big shots,
but uneducated.
We have independence,
and more enslavement.
We have less food,
and more wastage.
We have time at our windows,
but not much knowledge.
We have a constitution,
but not respected by the government.
We are trying to explain animal behaviour,
when we can’t explain our own.
We are trying to explore the universe,
When we haven’t found out our full potential.
We have windows but only two doors.

Manishke Senanayake
Grade 9