The worst danger. ..-

Dear friends,  I found this poem in my collection and don’t know the writer. ..please feel free to share if you know the name.
Labour’s exploitation is not the worst danger;
Police beating is not the worst danger;
Greed and betrayal of trust are not the worst dangers,
…….The worst danger is to be overwhelmed by the peace of the grave.
To lose one’s capacity to react with sensitivity,
Accept everything quietly,
To leave home for work , and
then return home from work,
The end of our dreams
This is the worst danger.
The worst danger is that eye
Which sees yet coldly ignores everything.
Whose sight loses the capacity
To kiss the world with love and
Which is lost in the blinding stream of happenings. …
The worst danger is the moon,
Which after every massacre rises
in the quietened courtyards
But does not dig in your eyes like hot chillies.
-Avtarsingh Sandhu

Author: nehal

Physician by profession, I like to spend my spare time reading literature and philosophy, getting to know different cultures and exploring various forms of creative expressions,..paintings,music, photography, cinema, theatre, sculpture and of course poetry. I usually write in my mother tongue Gujarati and sometimes in Hindi and English. Nehal’s world is at the crossroads of my inner and outer worlds, hope you like the journey…

3 thoughts on “The worst danger. ..-”

    1. Pash
      Pash or Paash was the pen name of Avtar Singh Sandhu, one of the major poets of the Naxalite movement in the Punjabi literature of the 1970s. He was killed by Khalistani terrorists on March 23, 1988.

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