I was dreaming
like my forefathers dreamed for us
to wish us peace and prosperity
love and harmony
the same innocent dream
their forefathers saw for them.
I wished the same dream for you and for me
I prayed to God
He was alone and attentive
which was Godly......
and I was lonely
I wished ..........
let there be peace and love
let there be harmony and prosperity
harmony that harmonise our hearts and souls
souls that stay together forever
let the children play in the fields
same old fields
that we once wished to play with friends.
chaos on street
burning huts, burning of poor hopes
and burning greed
the greed that burns
And the war mongers
who have monopoly over God
have become godless gods
and they roar and dine
like beasts when they prey
they dine with wine
with yours blood and with my blood.
And they think and laugh
make funny jokes at times
that tomorrow is a prosperous tomorrow
New blood, new price
a price on my head, a price on your head
and new factories
factories that sells us weapons
weapons that kill you , that kill me
and we buy their weapons
thinking they are our friends.
( Farid Gul, London, May 14, 2009 )
I want to dedicate this poem to all peace loving people around the world