Akhtar Jawad

Gold Star - 189,190 Points (8-2-1945 / Gorakhpur)

Philosophy Of Love And The Guns Of Saint Sebastian - Poem by Akhtar Jawad

Wasn't it the philosophy of love?
When he taught the innocent villagers
to snatch weapons from the violent Yaqui Indians
and to fight,
for a peaceful and carefree life,
that was their natural right.
So they were right,
when they fought with all their might.
But those who opposed it were not so much wrong,
they knew such fights are ultimately changed in terror,
that brings more miseries for the human race.
Oh Love! I know you finally defeat the hate
but you are too slow and always late.
Alas! I am a man who wants quick cures!

(When fugitive Leon Alastray (Anthony Quinn)meets Father Joseph, a Franciscan priest, while on the run, the two form a friendship. Joseph helps Alastray avoid the law, and Alastray disguises himself to travel with Joseph. As they reach a ghost town, Joseph is shot dead from afar. Alastray then meets half-Indian Telco (Charles Bronson) , who explains that the inhabitants are in hiding from a band of violent Yaqui Indians. Mistaken for the priest, Alastray helps the villagers fight back.)

Topic(s) of this poem: life, terror


Comments about Philosophy Of Love And The Guns Of Saint Sebastian by Akhtar Jawad

  • (9/7/2018 9:41:00 PM)

    A thoughtfyl poem, I became thoughtful after reading it. (Report)Reply

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  • Dr Dillip K Swain (4/26/2018 5:42:00 AM)

    Oh Love! I know you finally defeat the hate
    but you are too slow and always late..............I love the lucidity of expression! An excellent piece of work! (10)
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  • Rose Marie Juan-austin (4/23/2018 6:47:00 PM)

    Magnificent poem.
    A vivid portrayal of violence, terror and vicious cycle of violence.
    The three closure lines of this poem are so striking.They leave
    indelible impressions on the reader's mind.10
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Poem Submitted: Saturday, April 21, 2018



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