To Escape Violence - Poem by Sadiqullah Khan
To escape violence
Is the humanity's ultimate slogan
Of the twenty first century.
O! Oh! The mass murders,
Wars, wars, - arms, arms,
Behind smiling lips
There are long ugly teeth,
The carrot is on the long end of stick
Between the lines of the sermons,
Are rivers of blood,
In the book of history
Heroes, the strength of bulls
Are extolled, celebrated, -militaristic
Jingoistic diplomatic maneuvers.
There goes and shall go,
The accumulated effort,
The vision of change
We intend to bring upon.
Between the wars of Sun Tzu,
The Zen taught peace,
Between the fighting hawks,
Dove comes in the intermissions.
Nonetheless in the chicken shop
Next to the stoves which will cook them,
I saw a black cat,
Desperately waiting for the dove in the cage.
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