Aftab Alam

Gold Star - 37,621 Points (15 th April 1967 / , , RANCHI,)

Petals of Peace


What life! For I know, it's a magical bag
I can see uneyed, the bag with its tag
Always empty, it has a gigantic desire
What a folly with us? Why bathed in pyre!
Unto a saint once I went and asked;
Near a pond amid woods, we both basked
'Is Containment of greed ‘the Epidemic'?
Why sealed within, with the petal of peace!
Lo! My bag is full of holy jolly fragrance'
Where is your bag holy man?
Questioned to him and waited for a while-
‘Peace is nowhere else if you are in search
Peace resides within you, with a merry perch
But the greed that breeds profound desire
Creates ire, then fire and then pushes into mire ‘

Submitted: Thursday, May 16, 2013
Edited: Friday, January 16, 2015

Topic of this poem: desire


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  • Gold Star - 11,684 Points Ramesh Rai (9/26/2014 11:50:00 AM)

    Lo! My bag is full with fragrance'
    Where is your bag holy man
    ‘Peace is nowhere else if you are in
    search
    Peace resides within you, with a
    merry perch (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 2,864 Points Patricia Grantham (9/20/2014 1:16:00 PM)

    An excellent poem on peace and well being. Your poem
    takes the meaning of peace to another level. It has to
    start within or there will be none at all. Only leads to
    misery. Well done. (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 9,695 Points Heather Wilkins (9/13/2014 11:42:00 AM)

    peace resides within you so true if we only try to find it lovely write (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 415 Points Yasmeen Khan (5/21/2013 2:45:00 AM)

    Life's philosophy and message described in easy symbols...bags and petals of peace a fragrance in hearts is nice symbolism. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 3,070 Points Diane Hine (5/19/2013 5:06:00 AM)

    A satisfying poem. Wisdom delivered with a light touch! (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,727 Points Sallam Yassin (5/18/2013 11:23:00 AM)

    wise and nice
    the message sounded very bright/ well done (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Allen Steble (5/18/2013 10:55:00 AM)

    Excellent poem Aftab, poem flowed nicely, thnx for sharing (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 386 Points Chandra Thiagarajan (5/18/2013 2:15:00 AM)

    Oh! So lovely a poem projecting peace to the world! The last four lines are the high light of the poem! (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 2,665 Points Wahab Abdul (5/17/2013 10:55:00 AM)

    the last two lines are fantastically written with beautiful rhymes.. love it.. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 17,104 Points Valsa George (5/17/2013 1:40:00 AM)

    Peace is nowhere else if you are in search
    Peace resides within you, with a merry perch
    But the greed that breed profound desire
    Creates ire, then fire and then pushes in mire ‘

    Great lines unveiling valid truths! ! Love them! ! (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 3,682 Points Veeraiyah Subbulakshmi (5/16/2013 8:48:00 PM)

    an intelligent poem on peace..well said (Report) Reply

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