The phone worth millions and the designer dress, With arrogance we wear. And to help the poor we do swear But, O the sleeping lads Do you really care? The dharna cries, the bullet-proof glass protecting the men they call leaders, Followed by the blind masses; they claim to hold dear. The medal of valour, some songs and cries of sympathy for the martyrs But, O the sleeping lads Do you really care? The ambiguous web surrounds and the predator strikes. Swallowing the innocent Mashal and many others. With a few status updates, hashtags and tears, our worries wither but the question remains… O the sleeping lads do you really care? Published in Daily Times, May 16th 2018.