From peace, we have come
in peace, we will merge
let there be peace in between
from cradle to the grave
let life be a journey
for peace and peace only

Let there be peace and love
all the way
in the air, we breathe
in the flowers we see
in the light that nourishes
in the nature that sustains
in our beautiful mother earth
that gives us everything we need

Let there be an end to all those
lovingly nurtured over the years
negative emotions, acquisitive instincts
ego, selfishness, false vanity
pride and jealousy
that put an invincible barrier between us
and land us in our solitary asylum
a living hell
where hardly humanity lives

Let there be peace
first with the individual, the family
spread its fragrance in the larger society
love all, speak the language of love
others will emulate and
the whole world will be yours
it is nothing but love that conquers

everyone needs at the end of the day
it is the motivating factor
that guides one to action
but we are seeking it in wrong ways
in international accords, in the balance of power, in the preponderance of power
and balance of terror
that has given rise
to an uncontrolled arms race
with each power trying to surpass the other
be it in a bipolar world, unipolar or multipolar world with a single dominant power or multiple players
competing with each other
there is hardly any peace.

Peace can not be imposed
it is to be harvested within
it requires nothing but an attitude
towards oneself and others
it is an urge
for peace and peaceful coexistence
an ardent desire to live in peace and dignity
and let others
it lies in a commitment to put an end to hatred and bitter animosity
in a craving for that atmosphere
where everyone has the opportunity to flower and flourish
in a genuine endeavour
to make the world
more just and beautiful
and handover the same to our successors
to live with mirth and glee

Let there be peace
the first condition for a better life
let there be an end to
our make belief identities
let us realise
we are human beings
made for each other
let genuine development and prosperity
spread in every nook and corner
and everyone has it
irrespective of religion
class, creed and colour

copyright@smrutiranjan mohanty 21.2.2018

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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, our poetry archive, GloMag etc., Poem, Destiny poets, Different truths,

4 thoughts on “Peace

  1. amitapaul

    The pious hopes of the poet expressed in this poem have been enunciated again and again in human history but sadly belied
    We sinking deeper and deeper into the abyss day by day


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