Aftab Alam

(15 th April 1967 / , , RANCHI,)

Petals of Peace


What life! For me 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? Bathed in pyre!
Unto a saint once I went and asked
Near a pond amid a wood we basked
“Containment of greed ‘the Epidemic’
Sealed within, with the petal of peace
Lo! My bag is full with fragrance”
Where is your bag holy man?
Questioned to him and waited a while
‘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 into mire ‘

Submitted: Thursday, May 16, 2013
Edited: Tuesday, May 21, 2013

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  • 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

  • Wahab Abdul (5/17/2013 10:55:00 AM)

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

  • 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

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