Treasure Island

Shahzia Batool

(Pakistan)

Peace Talks ii


We all need peace
No matter our joint-skies are packed
With alarming lightening and the thundering clouds
No matter our not-gods are behaving silly
Undeserving to rule the throne of hearts
The Director of the stage of life directs only love-stories
Written in the ink of peace
We are but the loyal actors
We shall act out the role of peace
We shall sing the notes of ease
Composed on a harp of love and joy
Though we are dwelling in terrible times
But we have the voices strong to say:
We are not “the hollow-men”
We are not “the stuffed-men”
Do not try to make us cry
We say NO to the war-cry…
Raised by the thundering clouds!

Submitted: Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Edited: Tuesday, August 13, 2013

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~~~ Peace for all ~~~

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  • Passionate Reader (8/28/2013 12:12:00 PM)

    A superb message! ! ! In this world full of problems and crises that we all undergo, poets like you are playing a great role to maintain global peace! ! ! Excellent attempt! ! ! :))) (Report) Reply

  • Veeraiyah Subbulakshmi (8/13/2013 10:47:00 PM)

    in every heart that talks about peace, there hidden the notoriety in the name of religions and the races. when are we going to overcome all these hurdles to reach the podium of peace? ? Nice poem Shahzia... (Report) Reply

  • Neela Nath (8/13/2013 8:48:00 PM)

    Too much relevant words are so spoken.We need peace.For this the serenity of mind, patience are necessary.Shahzia thanks for this stupendous poem. (Report) Reply

  • Ramesh Rai (8/13/2013 2:24:00 PM)

    kudarat ne bakshi thee hame ek hi dharati hamne kahi bharat kahi iran banaya. this talk shall b going on till date we are able to understand that this division is for better management only not to fight each other and waste our money time n sons. beaitiful attempt. (Report) Reply

  • Dinesh Nair (8/13/2013 12:18:00 PM)

    Let there be peace upon our minds ever...
    Let our INDEPENDENCE DAY usher in a newer phase of peace.
    Happy 67th Independence Day to you and all our friends.. (Report) Reply

  • Tribhawan Kaul (8/13/2013 8:09:00 AM)

    Beautiful write..Common people never raise the war-cry and they suffer the most. What an irony! Peace must overshadow the political ambitions. (Report) Reply

  • Poet's Fan (8/13/2013 6:26:00 AM)

    nice poem that advocates for peace under the 'joint-skies' of neighbours..wish n hope the 'thundering clouds' calm down sooner than later. '''''We shall sing the notes of ease
    Composed on a harp of love and joy''''' am humming these lines, (Report) Reply

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