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.
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