Peace and Bliss

SOMETHING I LOOK AT-132
BY-SMRUTI RANJAN MOHANTY

   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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About Smruti

Smruti Ranjan Mohanty, O.F.S, son of Raj Kishore and Shantilata Mohanty, born at Padmapur, Jagatsinghpur, Odisha on 1.1.1963 is a multilingual poet, essayist and writer. He is a published poet and writer and a featured poet of PENTASI B World Friendship Poetry. His writings include essays, short stories, poems and novels which are published in newspapers and in various national and international magazines, journals and anthologies. Working as Finance Officer in Govt of Odisha, he writes extensively on life, its beauty and intricacies which are widely acclaimed. Poems are published in Mother Anthology by Hall of Poets, Voices of Aspirants by Poetry Planet, Mother by Poetry for Peace, Let the men speak for peace, Aroma of wilting petals, Anupam Bharat, Sourav, The Rock Pebbles, Symphony of Souls, Serious &Hilarious, Heartistry, World poetry on let there be peace, Complexion based discrimination global insight, Thought and Nature Anthology, New Creative Anteriority, Spring Window to peace, Indo African Anthology, Love at first sight, Spilling Essences, You and Me, A new beginning, Heart to Heart, Only you, My Valentine, Whispering Hearts, Poetic Rainbow, Fragrance of Asia, The Harmony, Sahitya Anand, East meets the West, Symphony of Peace, Pearls of Poesy, Ambrosia, International Anthology on Autism, Stars, Sky and Poiesis, Rain Drops of Love, Smrutire Parijat, Peace Lover, GloMag, Feb 2019, Tranquil Muse, Medley of Melodies, Nostalgia, Rise to Higher Essence, Cherry Toppings, Inked Thoughts, Whispering Poiesis, Rippling of Peace, Creative Anteriority, World for Piece, Traumas on Widows, Holistic Healing of Widow, The Global Literati Insights Research Journal, 1st issue 2018 etc. Poems are also featured in online magazines like atunispoetry.com, our poetry archive, GloMag etc., Poem hunter.com, Destiny poets, Different truths, YouTube.com.etc Website-smrutiweb.wordpress.com

3 thoughts on “Peace and Bliss

  1. Dr Swati A Gadgil

    Peace is like butterfly. If you run after it, it evades. If you remain still giving up your efforts and desire it sits on your shoulder like a medal.

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