Only If..

Only If

We gave peace a chance..

But why does it deserve anything?

Violence feeds fear, fear of everything

Fear where I don’t trust my neighbour

For caste, religion, sex, colour, eating habit

Fear that I need to be protected ..

Protected yes..but from who or whom?

From the corporations? Or individuals?

From the religious institutions or people of religion?

From the politicians or the laws?

From the evil or protectors? And who defines them?

Killing is never the answer, be it humans, nature or animals

Yet, even while we talk of peace

All we talk about is how to kill “those”

But we don’t define “those”

We take a blanket term and try to cover them all

While the poor peace silently walks away

And it is walking away faster now

Away from the noise and din of hatred

For it stands no chance of being heard

Above the sounds of passionate hate

For that is what we need protection against

Simply “HATRED”

For religion, caste, sex, and million other

Terms that we have tried to protect ourselves from

Only if..


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