RAJ NANDY

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A Dirge For The Fanatics - Poem by RAJ NANDY

-That old saying is still true,
Which you often heard people say, -
If you live by the sword,
By the same sword you shall perish
One day!

The god you worship
Is not of this world of men.
This god of hatred and wanton destruction,
Is all your self-creation,
Oh you men of misguided passion!

One can never obtain salvation
By murdering innocent men,
On the pretext of killing infidels!
You have ensured for yourself
Hell fire of eternal damnation,
Oh you bunch of misguided men!

For GOD is all compassionate,
Loving and benevolent.
HE is not ‘ the prince of darkness’, nor
violent ; unlike the one invoked by you,
Oh you bunch of deluded men!

Hypnotized by your illusion,
Some day, thinking them to be
Fragrant incense of joss sticks; you may,
Offer dynamite sticks to your god!
Thereby annihilating yourself
With your god, and delivering mankind
From the scourge of FANATICISM, -
More terrible than Aids or Cancer,
Or something even worse!


Comments about A Dirge For The Fanatics by RAJ NANDY

  • (8/9/2008 1:26:00 AM)

    no religion preaches violence. your poem hits the nail on the head.first of all we have to resolve wars within ourselves and establish peace in our homes. i hope your message is heeded. A thoughy provoking poem


    Mamta.
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  • (10/9/2007 10:54:00 PM)

    So many wars fought in the name of God! Can't they see how hypocritical they are?
    This is right on, Raj!
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Poem Submitted: Friday, June 1, 2007

Poem Edited: Saturday, March 5, 2011


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