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Let’s merge our voices

01 Oct

This is response to the following link:
http://intothebardo.wordpress.com/2013/10/01/poets-against-war-2-peace-would-be-radical-by-jamie-dedes/

Here in India, we had a king
Ashoka, who gave up war
After hundreds had bled
To gory deaths and hundreds
Had been injured.

It’s way beyond depressing
To know that we’ve come this far
Learning nothing and instead
We still live with hatred
And to violence inured.

It’s those politicians , we say
And feel absolved of our guilt
As if we were deaf and blind
As if we didn’t know
That our silence would us indict

Ceaselessly and remorselessly we slay
Compassion and regret
We search and cannot find
A reason to restore
Our unfettered insights.

War will stay, we repeat
It always was there and will be
And we pretend to be convinced
Of its inevitability and our lack of choices
And the compulsions of history.

Dare we tackle and defeat
Dare we mock at the fallacy
Of believing our future is jinxed
Shall we merge our singular voices
To beckon our sanity?

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9 Comments

Posted by on October 1, 2013 in Poetry

 

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9 responses to “Let’s merge our voices

  1. Colourfade

    March 25, 2014 at 8:26

    corruption is the biggest threat our growing economy,
    and yes,singular voices should merge and magnify.
    biggest problem is reluctance to accept change.

     
  2. Pam Bickell

    November 15, 2013 at 8:26

    Nadira, I couldn’t agree more that we are all one people, part of a magnificent Whole. I so appreciate other voices on this subject. Thank you. As to what to do about war, resource grabbing, poisoning the world and uncaring, I have no answers, though I do know it begins with each of us finding peace within. How does one become a Gandhi or Martin Luther King, Jr?
    Pam B

     
  3. Sharp Little Pencil

    October 8, 2013 at 8:26

    Nadira, thank you for stopping by my blog. I clicked on the link and shared a poem there (“Peace and War and Pieces of Human Beings on the Ground”). Your vision is clear, as clear as my pessimism… perhaps because I live in The War Machine of the USA. We fight the fight… by waging peace. Peaceful protest, that is. Bless you for your heart. Amy

     
  4. BUTTERFLIES OF TIME

    October 3, 2013 at 8:26

    None can escape the blame.. we know and we are quiet. We are responsible each one of us. Well said!

     
  5. Liz Rice-Sosne

    October 2, 2013 at 8:26

    On war … this hits to the core. I love it and its strength and truth.

     
  6. Sue Dreamwalker

    October 2, 2013 at 8:26

    I would hope with enough like minds for peace War would at some stage decline to the recesses of memory .. But it seems like we never want to move forward as we replay over and over that which we have done for centuries as we do battle with ourselves and others…

    Wonderful poem Nadira… Peace be with you xox Sue

     
  7. Jamie Dedes

    October 1, 2013 at 8:26

    Enough voices. Enough voices persistant enough and perhaps the dream of peace. Well done, Nadira. Thank you for joining your voice to ours.
    Many blessings,
    Jamie

     
  8. kashif

    October 1, 2013 at 8:26

    Nice one dear

     

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