Aftab Alam

Gold Star - 39,822 Points (15 th April 1967 / , , RANCHI,)

Petals Of Peace - Poem by Aftab Alam

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 ‘

Topic(s) of this poem: desire


Comments about Petals Of Peace by Aftab Alam

  • Abdulrazak Aralimatti Abdulrazak Aralimatti (1/1/2016 7:53:00 PM)

    Verily, peace resides within us and our greed is the destroyer of our peace.......10 (Report) Reply

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  • Ken E Hall (7/8/2015 4:07:00 AM)

    Peace within lovely message sadly too many have war within and this planet is never without a war and by its record never will...mindful to stay on that peace perch...thanks and regards (Report) Reply

  • Ramesh Rai 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

  • Patricia Grantham 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

  • Heather Wilkins 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

  • Yasmeen Khan 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

  • Diane Hine Diane Hine (5/19/2013 5:06:00 AM)

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

  • Sallam Yassin Sallam Yassin (5/18/2013 11:23:00 AM)

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

  • Allen Steble (5/18/2013 10:55:00 AM)

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

  • 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

  • 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 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

  • V S (5/16/2013 8:48:00 PM)

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

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, May 16, 2013

Poem Edited: Friday, January 16, 2015


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