War and Peace


The solitary stone- breaker on the road

Is at war with the unfair god

But makes peace

Looking at his five hungry children,

Who have not been fed for five days.


The beautiful model who just bought a Ferrari

Is at war with the cosmetician for the unwanted pimple

She got on her face.

But makes peace

Realizing that it won’t show on Camera anyway.


The kid in an orphanage

Is at war with the old clothes he hates

But makes peace

Conscious that at least his clothes

Did not forsake him.


They ask me

Who am I at war with?

I say no-one

I have made peace with myself.



3 thoughts on “War and Peace

  1. Louis Kasatkin

    The poem examines the paradoxes and meanings of everyday existence in a sharp and unambiguous manner.

    A very good first post and share with our International Community of Poets; welcome Sakshi Chanana !!

  2. Louis Kasatkin

    Destiny Poets’ International Community of Poets ( ICOP ) are pleased to announce that for March 2014 , the following works have been chosen in the categories of Poem of the Month and Highly Commended . Poem of the Month – * In Winter – Michael Yates *….. Highly Commended (tabulated alphabetically).. – * Bare Hands – Sangeeta Ajay*…..* For Jim Morrison – Ampat Koshy *…..* I Ran Out Of Words – Jan Christian Sorensen *…..* (A) New Life – Elizabeth Castillo *…..* Night – Samuel Cody Ford * -…..* Oneness – Lata Tewari * ….* Pendulum – Rahul Aithal *…..* (The) Rain – Ogunjimi O.Joel *…..* Resilience – Gopal Lahiri *…..* War And Peace – Saakshi Chanana…..* What You Cannot – Dom Kafle *…..* Vanity – Mary Annie *…..


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