Sundus’s Inquisitive Mind (Writing down the Bones/273)
by Mark Chmiel
What is my role in this world?
Am I capable of making a difference?
What can I do to help?
Do I fall under the trap of stereotypical thinking?
Is just my awareness of injustices over the world enough?
How can I do something about those injustices?
What good does it do to write all of my thoughts when no one will read them?
Should I say something?
Why didn’t I say something?
Do I believe in my writing?
Am I well-off by normal American standards?
Am I different?
Why do we all suffer?
Why do we fight?
Is what I say making a difference?
Is what I write making a difference?
Who will answer these questions?
How will I answer these questions?
Will I ever answer these questions?
What is my purpose?
What can I say?
What is peace?
What is equality?
What is inequality?
What is oppression?
How much do I really know?
Am I in solidarity?
How much do I NOT know?
What else is happening?
How much do I care?
Will do something about it?
–Sundus Awan, Crossroads: Diversity & Social Justice class
from the writing topic: Questions This Class Has Raised for Me
Sundus and Farrah