A continuous endeavour in pursuit of peace,
Often equated with happiness,
Which is not.
Happiness is a transitory phenomenon
In between two sorrows
While peace is a permanent treasure
When it descends deserts none

To conceive of world peace is a myth
When individuals are at war
With emotions and instincts
Anxieties and ambitions
With naked self-interest parading high and high In the guise of virtue.
Mentally still in the primitive society,
It is a battle of each against all

Balance of terror
Is something we aim at,
Intend to have that scenario
Where each state strong enough
To inflict unacceptable damage upon the other And ensure that each state lives in perpetual Fear of the other.

Fear by its very nature
Can never be the basis of world peace.
Mental peace of the individuals
Inhabiting the world
Can be the only basis for sustainable peace.

Peace is not a commodity
To be purchased at a price
Nor it will come out as euphoria
From any international agreement.
It is to be sought within

We have come out of peace
Obvious we are in search of it
Since cradle to the grave.
Life is a journey for peace and peace only

At the end of the day
Everybody needs peace.
Behind every human action
The driving force is peace
We all are searching for peace
But in the wrong ways
Only we are to change direction and peep inside And realise our real nature
Which is nothing
But truth bliss and absolute

Where ever you go whatever you do
No peace
Until you content yourself
Something to be carefully harvested
And meticulously nurtured
Nothing and nothing but
Self-introspection and realisation
Can save the world from complete annihilation

copyright@smrutiranjan 13.10.2016

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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,

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