War

SOMETHING I LOOK AT-48
BY-SMRUTI RANJAN MOHANTY

History tells the consequences of war with
no one emerging a complete winner,
the victor and the vanquished losing the
game one way or other.
It is the humanity that is the greatest loser and
the force inimical to man and
his development the ultimate victor

If one is to wage a war,
it Is to be against oneself,
his negative emotions and instincts,
against pride and prejudice, hatred and
jealousy, poverty and illiteracy, regionalism
and religious fanaticism, parochialism, economic disparity and all those
forces that divide and put artificial
barriers between man and man
nation and nation, region and region.

The battle is for a better tomorrow,
a new world order, more just and
egalitarian where people have the opportunity to develop in an atmosphere of freedom
and peace to become themselves.
To fight the battle, one does not
need a gun, but a pair of
eyes that sees no disparity, a heart
that beats for humanity, a mind that
is committed to human values
and the will to see that glorious
tomorrow and the vision to make it a
reality.

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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

2 thoughts on “War

  1. Dr Swati A Gadgil

    War is indeed destruction … Clashes between extremes … Loss to humanity … Collateral damage which is unpardonable

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