स्वीकार्य नहीं / Not Acceptable


लड़ाई तो खत्म हो जायेगी
आज नहीं तो कल,
पर साथ में कुछ जिंदगी भी
जो गुम हो गई इसके साथ,
वह घाव नहीं भरेगा
जिसने घायल कर दिया है उनके रिश्ते को
शारीरिक और भावनात्मक तौर से,
वह मुस्कान नही लौटेगा
जो उनके होंठों की कभी शोभा बढ़ाते थे,
वह धरती जो लाल हो गई है मासूम खून से
उसे अपनी वह हरियाली नहीं मिलेगी वापस
इतनी जल्दी…

जिंदगी की पहचान गुम सी हो गई है,
प्यार दुलार आत्मीयता सब खत्म,
जाने कब देख पाएंगे फिर हम
बच्चों की किलकारियां
युवाओं की मस्ती और मुस्कान
युवतियों के हाथों में मेंहदी की लाली
पायलों की मधुर खनखनाहट…

कहां थे और कहां पहुंच गए हम,
कब होगी खत्म यह त्रासदी आखिर,
निर्माण में सदियां गुज़र जाती हैं
और विध्वंस मात्र कुछ पलों में,
हम जिंदगी ढूंढ रहे हैं दूसरे ग्रहों पर
जबकि अपने ही ग्रह की जिंदगियों को
तबाह किए जा रहे हैं…

बाइबल गीता और कुरान की सीखें
कहां चली गईं?
कुछ लोगों द्वारा हम पर थोपा जाने वाला
मरने और मारने का यह नया धर्म
अब स्वीकार्य नहीं,
बहुत हो चुका दानवता की दरिंदगी
का नंगा नाच,
मानवता को हमें पुनः स्थापित करना होगा
मानव और मानवीय बनकर…
🕊️ 🕊️ 🕊️ 🕊️ 🕊️ 🕊️

English Translation


The fight will end
today or tomorrow,
but also some lives with this fight,
the wounds which have scarred
their relationships
both physically and emotionally
won’t heal,
the smile that once adorned their lips
won’t come back,
that part of the earth
colored with innocent blood
won’t regain its greenery
so quickly…

Life itself has lost its identity
love, caress, intimacy all gone,
we don’t know
when we’ll be able to see again
children’s squeals
fun and smiles of youth
henna glowing on maidens’ hands
sweet tinkling of anklets…

Where we were
and where we have arrived,
when will this cataclysm end?
it takes ages for construction,
but just a few moments
for destruction,
we’re looking for some unknown life
on other planets,
while annihilating the lives
of our own people of this very planet…

Where have the learnings
of the Bible, Gita and Quran gone?
this new religion of killing
and getting killed
being imposed on us by select few
is not acceptable anymore,
the orgy of the demonic scourge
is enough now,
the faith in humanity must be restored
being human, and being humane…


–Kaushal Kishore

30 Comments

  1. Dear Kaushal, you have my admiration for expressing so powerfully the horror of war and the decline of humanity by the actions of one man and his cronies.
    That it is happening in the twenty-first century is difficult to think of, especially when you hear on the news a young child asking his mother, “Will they shoot me?”
    While I understand the reluctance of the West to get involved in full military fighting inside Ukraine if the invasion goes on and on what is the alternative?

    Joanna

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    1. Thank you, Joanna for being thoughtfully supportive and leaving deep reflections. What’s happening is really very unfortunate. The reluctance of the West is understandable, but what is the way out? UN has become defunct. There is no acceptable statesman who can mediate to stop further loss of lives and properties. Really, the situation is explosive.

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  2. Very heartfelt thoughts. I love how you describe the situations and how the raging wars between two forces afffects the lives of many in Ukraine. How I deeply pray and wish for a peaceful scenario soon. My senses really awakens by your awesome thoughts and powerful imagery. Thanks much for sharing!😍

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    1. Thank you, Estella, for your kind words and support. I also appreciate your concern over the continuing war. This war is not between two countries, but against humanity. Suppose radiation takes place from a nuclear plant tomorrow due to missile attack. Then all will suffer on both sides of border. Let’s pray for peace🙏💐

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  3. हम जिंदगी ढूंढ रहे हैं दूसरे ग्रहों पर
    जबकि अपने ही ग्रह की जिंदगियों को
    तबाह किए जा रहे हैं…

    we’re looking for some unknown life
    on other planets,
    while annihilating the lives
    of our own people of this very planet…

    Let’s accept the present flow of life.

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  4. Ugh… that’s the saddest part!!
    “when will this cataclysm end?
    it takes ages for construction,
    but just a few moments
    for destruction,”

    Other planets are looking good right now. Humans are the lowest denominator of all to blow each other up with no remorse or regret.
    💕❤️🌻♥️

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