SOMETHING I LOOK AT-132 : PEACE AND BLISS / Poem by Smruti Ranjan Mohanty

 
Poem by Smruti Ranjan Mohanty
 
 
SOMETHING I LOOK AT-132
 
PEACE AND BLISS
 
May be on Moon or Mars,
Jupiter or Earth,
it hardly matters where you are,
heaven or hell,
no peace,
until you are at peace with yourself
with your immediate neighbour
and the rest of the word.
 
No peace
until you realise,
you need it more for yourself
than anyone else.
No peace,
till nations realise
peace is the first condition of development
without which, life on earth is at stake.
 
Enough nuclear warheads you have,
to destroy the world many times.
Why do you need more?
Of what use this arms race
that keeps each on their toes
and let them live in perpetual terror,
in constant fear of each other.
 
Enough fortune,
pelf, power and recognition you have
Of what use they are
if one is constantly at war with himself
More happy is a contented man
than a rich possessive individual,
whose thirst and hunger, nothing can satisfy.
Contentment is the gateway to heaven and
peace opens it for one to enter into the kingdom of bliss and happiness.
 
At the end of the day
what do you need?
It is peace and nothing else
If you have it
you are the king of what you see
If you don’t have it
In the midst of plenty and power
you are just a big nothing.
 
Smruti Ranjan Mohanty©
14.9.2019
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