I write late
and for nothing
for no reason other than my love for writing
and my wish for peace
and no war
I write thinking of the pride of the young
when they become soldiers
Everybody loves a soldier
Then comes the call
Mankind let us fight only in games
and on virtual screens
Let us kill each other only in 3D, if need be
if violence must be and mayhem and carnage
Dissolve the armies
but I know no one will heed
my call for peace
As long as man exists
there will be soldiers, wars and armies
weapons and battles
and poets mourning these
We cannot live without our warrior half, our dark brother
The only way out is to be at war with oneself
– Ampat Koshy
© 2013, poem and portrait (below), A.V. Koshy, All rights reserved
Photo credit ~ Jean-Pol GRANDMONT under CC Attribution License 3.0 unported
A.V. KOSHY ~ a teacher of some merit, is presently Assistant Professor, in the Dept of English, Faculty of Arts (Girls), Academic College, Jazan University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Before this he has also worked as Head of the Liberal Arts Department in Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology, Bangalore, Associate Professor in Teacher Training College, Dept of English, in Al Khooms University, Libya, Assistant Professor in King Abdul Aziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Head of the Dept, of English, Mallya Aditi International School, Bangalore and Senior Lecturer, Dept of English, Fatima College, University of Kerala.
He has published several books, both poetry collections and treatises on poetry. He has also written ciriticism, short story, research and research papers. He was nominated for the Pushcart Prise. He is also a regular columnist for newsloop.in and contributor to Destiny Poets, UK. His greatest desire is to build a village for people having autism where all their needs are met. He runs an NGO called “Autism for Help Village Project” with his wife for this dream to come true.
6 thoughts on “My Wish for Peace”
True and well said by Dr Koshy. The enemy is within yet the war is everywhere else
An excellent poem, Ampat, though I would not give up on the value of continuing to work on the peace. You provide us a gentle reminder that dispair is always at the door, that the war mongers are the siblings playing out the family shadow side, and the only way to handle the shadow side is within ourselves by being conscious of it without engaging in it. I rather think that peace and kindness – like war and cruely – is catching and that eventually the one will overcome the other, though sadly it is unlikely to be so in our time or that of our children.
Welcome to Bardo, Ampat. We’re delighted to have you with us.
Thanks at Jamie and Butterflies of Time – delighted to be here with you both and everyone else -thanks to all who read, liked, bloggers and others…
Glad to have found your blog, Koshy.
An excellent approach to war and a wonderful poem.
Ampat: A vital and needed perspective. May we find new ways to meet the dark “shadow brother” inside all of us and find the poetry within that will allow us to lay down the weapons and metaphors of “war” that increasingly runs the show on this planet.