Tuesday, June 26, 2012

India and Pakistan

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It is time to bridge to the other piece,

It is time to ask and preserve peace

 

It is time to farewell firearms competition

It is time to open arms to form a coalition

 

It is time to end senseless hatred and destruction

It is time to mend path for dialog and construction

 

It is time to extinguish and throw away ammunition

It is time to distinguish and create a new definition

 

It is time to displace anxiety and tears

It is time to embrace nears and dears

 

It is time to diffuse landmines and bombs

It is time to introduce truce and say salaams

 

Aren’t we tired of hearing death and grief?

Is not it time for humanity and belief?

 

Wonder who gains pleasure from killing

Is not material and spiritual growth fulfilling?

 

Author’s Note: The thought of this article came to my mind while visiting Niagara Falls. Niagara Falls is a tourist attraction on the border of the USA and Canada. It attracts thousands of visitors every month and generates millions of dollars of revenue and provides employment for many. Kashmir, supposedly heaven on the earth, is probably one of the most unsafe places on earth. Imagine if India and Pakistan can start living peacefully and solve Kashmir problem. Only if! What do you think?

23 comments:

Mishi said...

I agree with every single word here, yes this is the right time for both the nations to move on..be friends and focus on the basic issues like Poverty and education instead of wasting millions and millions of rupees on making weapons.

Nirvana said...

Absolutely!!! We are barely two nations - we have the same foods, the same dialect, the same cultural bend as each other - so sad that politics, religion and pure fanatism has reduced us to enemies! Lovely thought there!

Kalpana Misra said...

Great thoughts !

PriPat said...

Wow! Well said!! Yep, now after 60 years of all the war and hatred its time to move on!

Insignia said...

Amrit,

I had the same thoughts the moment I saw the Rainbow bridge when I visited Niagara and was told it bridges Canada and US. Imagine the benefit at all levels if only India and Pak keep peace? If only....

Ruprekha said...

Wonderful feelings flowed to be a beautiful verse.....
Hope more and more people feel this way and we have another Rainbow bridge some day .....

Tanishka said...

I agree to each and every word you said but how will it happen is the question...

NRIGirl said...

If only...

Irfanuddin said...

its the need of the hour...

Lovely Post...:)

Renu said...

we Indians want that, but do they?

Shobha said...

How I wish that it could happen..
I visited Kashmir in 1980..Such a beautiful place on Earth and what it has come to now.

....Petty Witter said...

Such a poignant piece. I think most countries could benefit by taking heed of your words.

Vaish said...

I agree word by word with you A. And that's what I wish. A peace in both the countries. But that's a far dream isn't it?

A New Beginning said...

Hi Amrit, thats a very nice thought, but this would need a lot of patience from both sides.
Hope that happens!

Rajlakshmi said...

beautiful thoughts penned brilliantly

chitra said...

Written very well Amrit. Hope people learn and live amicably.

Whirlwind said...

Nice and very thought provoking!!

Destination Infinity said...

Finding so many words that rhyme should have been difficult? That too having the negative in the first line and positive in the second line. Nice poem.

Destination Infinity

sm said...

nice and good poem
but in reality is not possible

Geeta said...

Lovely shot of the bridge. The effect of light is amazing.

Tanvi said...

Beautifully written!

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Navjot Kashyap said...

Gayab ho gey fir se

sm said...

nice pic
hope you are doing fine
good luck