|Tuesday, December 6, 2022|
hroughout the annals of history,
whenever turbulence had engulfed theworld,
and the center of political gravity shifted,
causing quakes and cracks, heads ofnation,
and statesmen had sat down straight,
exchanged pleasantries, all in the nameof d�tente,
that is, easing of tension, that wouldpave the way
for world peace, for the present andfuture generation.
But their efforts had remained futile andillusive,
allowing strife-torn world to seeconflict
as a culture of political sociology,
placing the world at the mercy of nuclearwarfare.
World history is littered with chronicleof wars,
and skeletons of failed resolutions andhopes.
Why is peace slippery and illusive?
He who desires peace, should prepare forwar
is a statement credited to a fourthcentury
But the citizens of Czechoslovakia didnot go war
before the two ethnic nationalities
charted their separate ways and remainedin peace.
Wielding of power for dominance
seems to have taken ascendance
over fraternal co-existence.
Unhealthy and deadly competition
have written the obituary
for international cooperation.
Realpolitik has established its reign
over negotiation to obtain
the needs of the have-not nations,
from the have-nations
in a legally justified means,
not through the barrel of the gun,
a system that circumvents,
the tenets of Geneva convention
and international law.
Spy plane hovers over opponent�s airspace
while agenda for world peace
are being discussed.
Sincerity of purpose
has been hijacked by hypocrisy.
The use of crude power
to obtain national interest
has made squalid poverty to reside
in the neighbourhood of superabundance,
and no viable economic theory,
has been put in place,
to balance the poverty gap equation.
Mankind has journeyed to the outer space
but has failed to reach other nations
in a mutually beneficial pattern.
If wisdom and restraint stand aloof,
and refuse to husband and tame
the urge of the fingers that pry around
the thermonuclear button,
the combined bloodshed
in first and second world wars
would be a joke or child�s play,
compared with what is in store,
waiting to be unleashed.