Poem by Dr Jernail Singh Anand from India

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Are we human?
Making war weapons ?
Killing human beings
Kids and innocent civilians?
In the name of God himself!

I have severe doubts
I pray to gods to destroy
The whole empire of madness
And start their experiment
With homeo sapiens all over again

The entire game has gone out of hand
Knowledge means
Power to destroy Your empire
And You are looking down
In despair.

You didn’t bargain for Nagasaki
You had not bargained
For Concentration Camps
Why you send Neroes
Time and again?

What scores remain to be settled?
Ukraine, Russia, Israel Hamas
Look below at the blood
And answer the cries?

You cannot do this
Is your wink so long that men
Can undo all the good that they have done
In a few seconds and reduce
Every thing to rubble?

Take away the voice of the leaders
Who give calls for strife.
Still the loud noise
Of tanks, rockets and missiles
And declare sacrilegious killing of innocence.

If men are in no mood to listen
Wash away the victor along with the victim
And let a new man with wisdom
(instead of knowledge)
Rise from the debris of this mad civilization.

Bio: Dr Jernail Singh Anand, the phenomenal author of 150 plus books, has been awarded Serbian International Award in Creativity: ‘Charter of Morava’. His name was engraved in the Poets’ Rock in Serbia, a rare honour for an Indian author. He already holds The Franz Kafka Literature Prize, Cross of Peace, and Cross of Literature (Italy) awards.


Dr Anand is Founder Chairperson of the International Academy of Ethics, and an Honorary  Member of the Association of Serbian Writers, Belgrade. He is Prof Emeritus in Indian Literature at The European Institute of the Roma Studies and Research Belgrade. Dr Anand is credited with the theory of Bio-text (critical theory). His work has been translated into more than twenty world languages. Author of 9 epics which are regarded as modern classics, Anand has organized 4 International Literary Conferences, latest of them,  in Chandigarh.