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Sankhajit Bhattacharjee Poem 157

Scientific Research Fellow in University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

ROSE OR RIFLE

Give a rose to a child,

one will learn to create.

If you give a rifle,

one will learn to destroy.

Always heal and don’t kill.

But if you fail to replace a rifle by a rose

from the hands of an adult,

please take the help of law and order-

they together will destroy one.

© 2021 Sankhajit Bhattacharjee

Comments

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on January 13, 2021:

I love the idea of a rose promoting creativity. Your poem is certainly meaningful.

manatita44 from london on January 13, 2021:

Deep!