Peace, a pipe dream

for a promise of safety tomorrow

given up our freedom to be happy today

couching our cowardice as god’s will

in silence of thought we seek redemption

spines turned to jelly in submission

we dream of the day of judgement

of standing erect with sins forgiven

foolish are we to think that our deeds

to please the tyrants will go unnoticed

we, who have lulled ourselves to sleep

with our acquiescence to deed of servitude

feel betrayed with neither safety nor salvation

and peace remained a pipe dream, oblivion

Author: pranabaxom

Poetry is my passion. I am not a methodical writer. I have no set topics to write about. What I feel, perceive, think about, I will like to share in this blog. I open my mind to the world. Like the weather, sometimes my poems are cloudy, sometimes stormy. I always like to see sunshine streaming through the leaves of trees, so I hope I can share some of those sunshine with my readers.

14 thoughts on “Peace, a pipe dream”

  1. As I said, it will take bravery to say there can be no going back to what we did ‘before’, not ethically, because it’s not what people want to hear. As you say, we’ll sing hosannas to the great leaders and beg them to start the infernal machine again. We may not answer for our sins but our children will.

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      1. Backing down is an option that no sane people will entertain.
        However with people just accepting the status quo out of fatigue is what may happen and the moneybags will just bid their time doling out lollipops to the religious gurus to lull the populace into a trance and keep them in line.
        Are we the exceptions to the cowardice? Hardly. We hide behind our words.


      2. Yes, you’re right. Words are easy when they’re restricted to preaching to the converted. It’s much harder to speak out when you know you’re going against the mainstream. There’s real contestation going on here. No more bail outs, they’re saying. We did that for the banks in 2008 and they gave nothing in return, just used the money to keep paying huge dividends to their share holders. Never again. Maybe.

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