Rajnish Manga

Gold Star - 249,955 Points (1951 / Meerut / Now at Faridabad)

Poets For Peace - Poem by Rajnish Manga

In his contemplative mood
One of my poet friends
Offered a very revolutionary idea
And raised a very valid issue
He says- poets write poems
To raise their voice for world peace
But has it made an impact?

They have done it before
And they will do it time and again
To raise their COLLECTIVE VOICE
To stir the COLLECTIVE CONSCIENCE
of the world

But, what else can they do?
Can the writers and poets muster up
Dictatorial powers of despots?
Can they wield Executive or Political whip?
Mobilise arms and ammunition?
Guns to counter guns?
Ruthless violence to counter violence?
Disgorge an eye for an eye?
Stage a deadly attack
Against all black forces?
To numb their murderous tentacles?

Will this strategy succeed or fizzle out?
Or will it lead to more bloodshed?
Will it not be suicidal?

Let the forces trained to fight
Fight with their full might
(physical, moral and spiritual)
And defeat all black forces
Executing their mindless designs
Wherever they are.

Topic(s) of this poem: fight, poets, suicide, violence, war, war and peace

Form: Free Verse


Comments about Poets For Peace by Rajnish Manga

  • Prabir Gayen (5/26/2019 10:37:00 AM)

    Let the forces trained to fight
    Fight with their full might
    (physical, moral and spiritual)
    And defeat all black forces
    Executing their mindless designs
    Wherever they are.... beautiful
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    Rajnish Manga(5/26/2019 2:06:00 PM)

    Thank you, Dear Friend, for your kind visit and for appreciation.

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  • Michael Walker (5/7/2019 9:11:00 PM)

    You raise a serious problem in today's world. Poets write about peace and condemn war again
    and again, but only the politicians can change things. Very frustrating for writers.
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    Rajnish Manga(5/7/2019 10:16:00 PM)

    Poets cannot replace armed forces but they can work for creating an atmosphere leading to better understanding among rival groups to bring about lasting peace in the world.

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  • Geeta Radhakrishna Menon (11/25/2018 3:34:00 AM)

    We cannot underestimate the power of words. They are sharper than many swords put together.
    A sincere voice will be heard. It may take time. But i truly believe it will be heard.
    A collective voice for world peace will surely stir the collective conscience of the poets in particular, and people in general. Dear Rajnish ji, this is, indeed, a powerful poem........100
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    Rajnish Manga(11/25/2018 1:26:00 PM)

    For instance, we cannot forget the writings of the likes of G.B. Shaw including his play 'Arms And The Man' talking of the futility of war, Henry Thoreau's 'Walden' advocating civil disobedience or Voltair's works aimed at freedom of religion, freedom of speech and separation of Church and State. We stand nowhere in front of these stalwarts but, at least, we can have an honest attempt to raise our voice with like-minded people.

    Rajnish Manga(11/25/2018 1:21:00 PM)

    Dear Geeta ji, please accept my sincere thanks for your kind support and appreciation. I fully agree with what you have stated in your review of the poem.

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  • Rini Shibu (6/6/2018 2:57:00 PM)

    Words are powerful than swords, poets and writers should keep writing
    Good one
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    Rajnish Manga(6/7/2018 1:04:00 AM)

    You have said it, Rini. Words are mightier than the sword. So, we take it as our duty to wield our pens battling the ills of the world. Thanks for supporting the cause.

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  • Robert Murray Smith (4/25/2018 1:20:00 AM)

    This poem raises an interesting question. Are poets capable of advocating for peace? Any voice eventually, will be followed by others. We must not look for resolution but revolution through the voices of peace. Eventually, peace comes after war. +++10

    Robert
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    Rajnish Manga(4/26/2018 1:07:00 PM)

    You have so nicely analysed the whole situation in its right perspective. Poets can not bring about a revolution but can raise their voice for change. Thanks a lot for your balanced appraisal, Sir.

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  • Kumarmani Mahakul (3/20/2018 4:59:00 AM)

    Poets reflect complete and beautiful mood. Every poetic word seems to be peaceful. Revisiting this peaceful poem values more. This is brilliantly penned..10 (Report)Reply

    Rajnish Manga(3/20/2018 5:23:00 AM)

    Honoured to have your wonderful comments yet again. Thanks a lot, Sir.

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  • Dr Dillip K Swain (11/22/2017 8:30:00 AM)

    A million questions are answered through the title itself.. a great insightful poem.. 10 (Report)Reply

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  • (11/14/2017 2:58:00 PM)

    a thoughtful poem of spreading the word for a more peaceful world...............well written Rajnish (Report)Reply

    Rajnish Manga(11/15/2017 12:23:00 AM)

    Yes, we need to join hands and work for a more peaceful world for us and for the sake of coming generations. Thanks, Tom, for sharing this common cause.

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  • Kumarmani Mahakul (8/28/2017 8:35:00 PM)

    Let the forces trained to fight
    Fight with their full might
    (physical, moral and spiritual)
    And defeat all black forces
    Executing their mindless designs
    Wherever they are.... great theme. Let it be so. It ia a beautiful poem on poets, violence and peace with stunning expression. Thank u dear Manga ji for posting such a beautiful gem. Full vote.
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    Rajnish Manga(8/29/2017 12:46:00 AM)

    It was my humble reply to those who cast aspersions on the positive role played by poets and writers against the forces of ignorance and terror. Thanks for supporting me in this cause,

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  • Dr Pintu Mahakul (5/4/2017 3:14:00 AM)

    A poet has very far and deep vision always. He gives wise revolutionary ideas and raises the valid issues of life. Nobody like violence as this provokes thought. Poets through ideas and sharing love and peace through poems bring harmony in society. Wonderful poem! ..10 (Report)Reply

    Rajnish Manga(5/4/2017 4:25:00 AM)

    So nice of you to have visited this poem and sharing your views on the subject. Thanks a lot indeed.

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  • Muzahidul Reza (4/21/2017 2:16:00 PM)

    In his contemplative mood
    One of my poet friends
    Offered a very revolutionary idea nicely written, thank you for sharing,10
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  • (4/9/2017 10:09:00 AM)

    Good luck in your fight and thanks for sharing your noble thoughts. Take care (Report)Reply

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  • Chinedu Dike (2/19/2017 11:50:00 AM)

    Beautiful poem well articulated and nicely brought with insight. Your poem is a puzzle for thought, an enigma that will ultimately leave more questions than answers. Brilliant! Thanks for sharing Rajnish. (Report)Reply

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  • Valsa George (12/16/2016 1:31:00 AM)

    Yes, as poets we don't wield any military or official power other than our power over human hearts! So let the poets unite worldwide to voice for peace.....! It may not produce any miraculous results! Still if we can touch at least a few hearts, our efforts won't go in vain! A very practical way of looking at a crucial problem that affects our very existence! Enjoyed his beautiful poem! (Report)Reply

    Rajnish Manga(12/16/2016 3:02:00 AM)

    You have so nicely explained the whole issue and in its right perspective. I fully subscribe to your views that 'if we can touch at least a few hearts, our efforts won't go in vain'. My sincere thanks to you for a thoughtful critique on this poem.

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  • Edward Kofi Louis (10/12/2016 12:43:00 AM)

    With the muse of peace. Nice work. (Report)Reply

    Rajnish Manga(10/12/2016 2:29:00 AM)

    Thanks for your visit and for your appreciative words about this poem.

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  • (10/8/2016 6:35:00 AM)

    A great and thoughtful poem......................................................... (Report)Reply

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  • Elena Sandu (9/12/2016 9:55:00 PM)

    Great fascinating poem, thank you for such a wonderful share of truth. Yes poets of all times chanted for love and peace. Great ones were isolated, marginalized even tortured by the prank we call society. Many poets and artists of our world died silently in poverty and loneliness for their peace love and kindness commitment. But today can no more be such case. Poets may not get a dime but they are no more isolated no more controlled and limited to the will of those who try to keep hold of money and power. The internet makes huge difference. Poets and artists, are growing in number and each of them is spreading love(they would never chose violence) . The day when peace love and kindness will outbalance everything else seem to be near. I think we will live to see it my friend. Thank you for making it clear. (Report)Reply

    Rajnish Manga(9/12/2016 11:35:00 PM)

    We all know that the poets and artists have in the past been persecuted on countless occasions for airing their commitment to peace and for equality of one and all. But as you said, the times are changing so as to ensure an atmosphere of lasting peace in the world in the long run. Thank you for sharing your elaborate views on the subject, Elana.

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  • Akhtar Jawad (9/10/2016 9:51:00 PM)

    What living and breathing matter thinks today, becomes a reality after sometime. The poets who believe in peace and coexistence are sowing the seeds that will become fruitful trees in future. What man was a few thousand years ago and what man is now? I am hopeful, today we have stared thinking of peace and condemning imperialistic wars. (Report)Reply

    Rajnish Manga(9/11/2016 3:09:00 AM)

    Thanks for going through the poem and for such a thoughtful critique thereon, Akhtar Jawad Sahab. We must not lose hope as we all are committed to peace.

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Poem Submitted: Friday, September 9, 2016

Poem Edited: Tuesday, September 13, 2016


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