Hasmukh Amathalal

Gold Star - 421,198 Points (17/05/1947 / Vadali, Dist: - sabarkantha, Gujarat, India)

What The Hell - Poem by Hasmukh Amathalal

“What the hell you are asking about peace?
When you know I am not at ease”
I was taken back when heard hostile reaction
What was the reason that led to such an outburst and action?

It is customary to ask elderly people about their wellbeing
I was just enquiring about his health and time passing
This was taken as an affront and teasing
It was not at all appreciated and considered it as unpleasing

If you ask sincerely then no one is apparently happy
Outwardly they may put up brave front but actually unhappy
Not about shortage of any kind but for the want of peace
That has been denied to everybody and can’t be given on lease

It can be interpreted at domestic level as well as international
Some of the conflicts affect major countries and their nationals
Some remain at logger heads for decades and shed blood
Normal people die in streets for the want of shelter and food

How can be peaceful at home when everything is in doldrums?
No prospectus for bright future and can be dreamed seldom
All sources for well being dry up leading to social disparities
Elders suffer at home and face insult for lack of amenities

The answer may not be lying with anybody in general
Yet we can search inside and feel happiness on its arrival
Real happiness rest with us where as others can also take care as well
We have lot more to contribute and share for entire world to tell

Not people are against anybody’s existence
It is misrule and atrocities that has been cited as an instance
Its impact is largely seen at domestic level
Where normal families face problems and fail to excel

Let us achieve peace in real sense by not aggravating
But strengthen it by putting real input and relating
That peace is the only way to combat poverty
And adhere to dictates of lord the almighty


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Poem Submitted: Sunday, December 11, 2011

Poem Edited: Monday, December 12, 2011


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