Theme: Culture

Buddha

Over two millenniums ago
Our forefathers
sculpted the mountains
Into the image of
The Enlightened One
Who majestically and silently
Gave meaning to
The message of
Compassion, Love, Brotherhood and Peace

Weathering the storms for 2000 years
The Silent Buddha
Witnessed
The Birth, Life and Death
Of 10000 generations that included
our father, our grandfather and their ancestors
Who inspite of
varied values and philosophies
cherished the message of
Compassion, Love, Brotherhood and Peace

Until
A new generation…
Our generation
Became Taliban
That violates
The Very Understanding of our ancestors
A generation that proves its incapability
By its inability to duplicate
The majesty of Art, Craft and Sculpture
Leave aside preserving
The Heritage and Legacy
Bestowed upon us by our Ancestors
The message of
Compassion, Love, Brotherhood and Peace

So frustrated are we
As Talibans
That by using
Lethal ammunition
We mock our manhood
by attempting to
destroy
A Silent Mountain
That symbolized
Compassion, Love, Brotherhood and Peace

Not realizing
That the bullet-marks
only reinforce
Buddha
the symbol of
Compassion, Love, Brotherhood and Peace.
 
Buddha.jpg

23-Mar-2001

More By  :  Rajender Krishan

Views: 1472     Comments: 3

Comments on this Poem

Comment So very true of this day and age. The rage within makes of man without compassion. Love is not a toss of a coin, but it is a show of peace.

Well said, I enjoyed the read.

Maria

Maria
03-Feb-2013 11:14 AM

Comment Destruction of Bamiyan statues was he most shocking cultural vandalism of this century. Kasubi Tombs destruction in Uganda is another one that I remember

pgrnair
26-Nov-2012 09:53 AM

Comment Very wonderfully expressed.
Cheers,
Nalinaksha

nmutsuddi
31-Jul-2010 10:02 AM


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