Tayyab Ijaz

(1979 / Jhang)


When I see beauteous evening
The shining sun, the smiling children, running brooks
Chilling winds, calm waters, blue heavens
My heart sings with joy
The chirping birds, the blooming flowers
The falling cataracts, the humming bees are
But the sign of God's glory
The moment I behold weeping children
Broken hearts, rapes, atrocities
Brutal killings and fires every where
I weep, wish and pray,
For peace and happiness

Submitted: Thursday, August 07, 2014

Topic(s): Peace

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  • Rookie - 698 Points Hans Vr (8/8/2014 12:11:00 AM)

    Good poem, Tayyab.
    Sharp contrast between the beauty of nature and the wonderful gifts we receive from our Creator versus the cruelties of humans who fail to connect. Our wold is wonderful but very far from perfect. Can you imagine a perfect world. Everything we would do or change would make it worse since it is already perfect. We were somehow made in a way that we thrive and find true peace of mind and happiness if we make a positive difference in this world. This would be utterly impossible in a perfect world. `The way our mind, heart and soul functions is not made for a perfect world. I think that poetry can really influence the world in a positive way. We can do so many things to make it better. And better it is becoming fast. What we see in the news is just an infinitesimal part of reality. the true spirit of love that is living and increasing rapidly among the majority of the world's population remains hidden from the news but that does not mean it is not happening. Just think of where we have come from. We came from a world of slavery, inquisition, tribal wars, segregation, women without rights, sky high child mortality and so many more extreme negatives. What we see in the news are remnants of our past. I see the future as bright. It is an exciting time we live in, where we can be really a part of a true kindness revolution.
    Wow, your poem provoked so many thoughts. Excellent poem. (Report) Reply

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