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
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: