What Renunciation

Satish Verma

Would you bear the cost 
of peace, if there was 
no war, no country, no 
personal gods? 

We are not talking about- 
a retropain of recent past. 
It was there when we- 
started walking, and 
discovered a superhuman being. 

The crowd swells every day, and 
a new religion crops up 
every now and then. 

There was no fatal crash. 
It makes you rich overnight. 
The money grows- 
from the barrel of the gun. 

I refuse to celebrate the victory.