Eye for an eye

I looked in those eyes trying to find
The fear in which they swam
The pain that broke teary dams
Instead I saw,
Eye for an eye making the whole world blind

Innocent blood was split, burnt bodies were lined
Though candles were lit and songs were sung
Still hard to understand if the communal bee never stung
What candles couldn’t provide, was provided by terror
So eye for an eye made the whole world blind

Revenge was taken by spilling more innocent blood
Swords and knives transformed to RDX and guns
Punished was everyone except the culprits
The culprits of both sides still hard to find
Probably because eye for an eye has made us blind.

48 thoughts on “Eye for an eye

  1. NJ July 30, 2015 / 8:49 am

    So true …”An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind.” I always felt that vengeance lead us no where …you need to have apathy towards the doer rather than hatred πŸ™‚

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    • Prateek Kohli July 30, 2015 / 10:16 am

      Very true, NJ. In spite of knowing it all, many times we too go with the moment and do something that seems right only in that moment.
      I am glad to see your beautiful thoughts and thank you so much for sharing them. Hope they are read by everyone who forgets πŸ™‚

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      • NJ July 30, 2015 / 10:31 am

        πŸ™‚ Yeah I said all the above from my personal experience so I could say they are just not talks πŸ˜‰ ..between thanks alot for appreciating my words πŸ™‚

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      • NJ July 30, 2015 / 11:04 am

        ha ha πŸ˜€ yeah ..that’s why i wrote those philosophical blogs πŸ˜‰

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  2. AdiC July 30, 2015 / 1:32 pm

    And here’s the man again! With what he does best.
    Touching our hearts with poignant words and thoughts way beyond his ages.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Prateek Kohli July 31, 2015 / 4:20 am

      Yes the stones of the stone-age just got ‘touched’ πŸ˜›
      Thank you πŸ˜€

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      • AdiC July 31, 2015 / 9:14 am

        Is that supposed to be funny? *mischievous glint in eyes*


  3. shambhavi31 July 30, 2015 / 7:21 pm

    This is what we should avoid. Avoid all the negativity. Revenge and hatred leave us nowhere. Any room for improvement is literally dangling between the pillars of unearthly people with their unforgivable behavior! I guess, we have a lot happening in our own country, and aren’t live videos of foolishness of our fellow countrymen enough?! :S
    You know what, your posts make me laugh, they are deep, carry so much weight, dripping with emotions and lessons to be learnt and mistakes to be made! Keep writing.
    Beautifully penned as usual! ^_^

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    • Prateek Kohli July 31, 2015 / 4:42 am

      Very true, Shambhavi. No matter how hard it is to avoid negative feelings, it has to be done for the greater good.
      You said an amazing line here. These are the very instances happening in our country that prompted me to write this.

      Also, do you know your comments make my day? Every time they come? Thank you so much for that πŸ™‚

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      • shambhavi31 July 31, 2015 / 5:25 am

        Yo man! πŸ˜€
        I dunno, I just felt like saying that! πŸ˜€
        See, I knew it, our country and our country – men’ doing is an inspiration indeed!
        And getting to the last part of your comment. It has made my day too! Same pinch! Ouch, sorry about that πŸ˜€ Bohemia khush hua.


  4. shambhavi31 July 30, 2015 / 7:22 pm

    Also, I have posted the much awaited poem on the History of India. πŸ˜›

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      • shambhavi31 July 31, 2015 / 5:23 am

        I am glad you liked it! πŸ˜€ That must be the random musings of a 17 year old! πŸ˜›


  5. Maniparna Sengupta Majumder July 30, 2015 / 9:23 pm

    This is touching and I hope one day all over the world, humankind will understand the futility of killing each other…it’s hard to forgive but revenge never takes us anywhere either… 😦

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  6. shefalijha July 31, 2015 / 6:52 am

    Such an important aspect of life and done so nicely. So apt with the things going around. something to think upon and act meticulously by one and all. Good Work Prateek. Kudos!!!


  7. isra7726 July 31, 2015 / 9:47 am

    Very nice Prateek. Unfortunate truth. Excellent piece of writing on your part. πŸ™‚


  8. sunaina bhatia August 1, 2015 / 7:41 pm

    what a poet you are……you always leave a mark…..beautiful poem….even more beautiful thoughts…..the beginning….awesome…..


  9. cote8050 August 2, 2015 / 1:03 am

    very nice, wonderful reoccurring line, and so true… Michelle


  10. ruchisom August 2, 2015 / 10:30 am

    Great Piece Prateek! Coincidentally, Deja vu or intuation πŸ˜› couple of days before this quote ” Eye for an eye..was echoing again and again on my head..happy to read your poem on this πŸ™‚


  11. preetixd August 7, 2015 / 1:21 pm

    Where have you been?
    Bang on come back with this poetry I must say.

    Revenge and vengeance can never be a solution.
    We humans are so foolish right? We speak about the unity among other creatures and we end up disrupting our own unity with our own behaviors. What a beautiful place the world will be, when we actually learn to forgive and forget. Understand perspective of others, accept them and grow with them. Just maybe, one day, there wont be any violence.


  12. roserules1210 August 13, 2015 / 1:51 am

    Prateek! Long time no talk to!
    Well, I’m not gonna lie; since you found me way back in April, I haven’t been able to stop reading your blog (although, I didn’t realize I wasn’t even following you until today haha. Sometimes I question my sanity… :P). Everything you do on here is just so awesome and inspirational. I love it! And because I love it, I decided to nominate you for the Liebster Award. You’ll need to check out the details here: https://ireallyhateconverse.wordpress.com/2015/08/12/the-liebster-award/. Feel free to accept the nomination or not. It’s totally up to you!
    Keep up the awesome work! I’m always looking forward to your posts! ❀


  13. milliethom August 17, 2015 / 11:39 am

    The well known phrase, ‘revenge is sweet’ is so untrue. The desire for revenge does nothing but embitter us still further. Understanding and forgiveness of those who have wronged us is the better solution – although undoubtedly the more difficult to do. Lovely peom, Prateek. πŸ™‚

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    • Prateek Kohli August 29, 2015 / 6:56 pm

      It is always such a treat to read your true and beautiful thoughts, ma’am. I have to admit I missed them. Hope you are doing good πŸ™‚

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      • milliethom August 29, 2015 / 7:05 pm

        Hello Prateek! How good to hear from you again. I’ve missed our little chats. I hope things have eased a bit for you in your new job by now. I’ve really missed your lovely posts, but sometimes other things must take precedence over blogging. Hope you are keeping well and happy, too. πŸ™‚

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      • Prateek Kohli August 29, 2015 / 7:11 pm

        I am touched, Millie! I hope I can call you by first name … it makes the conversation more familiar πŸ˜€
        And yes I have sincerely promised myself to spend time on something I love. So will probably see you often now: D

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      • milliethom August 29, 2015 / 7:20 pm

        Of course you must call me Millie. I’m just still feeling happy to hear from you again. πŸ˜€ I’m sure there are many of us who’ve missed your posts. I’m looking forward to your next one now… Take care, Prateek. πŸ˜€

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      • Prateek Kohli August 29, 2015 / 7:26 pm

        It is already there waiting for you.. I feel really lucky to know you, Millie. You too take good care πŸ™‚

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      • milliethom August 29, 2015 / 8:00 pm

        And I feel lucky to know you, Prateek. You have got so much potential to do well in life in so many things. πŸ™‚

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      • Prateek Kohli August 30, 2015 / 3:56 am

        With people like you to show the light, I am sure I will find my way πŸ™‚

        Liked by 1 person

      • milliethom August 30, 2015 / 3:21 pm

        You’d find your way, no matter what, Prateek. You seem like that kind of person. πŸ˜€

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  14. Himali Shah August 28, 2015 / 8:01 am

    Revenge was taken by spilling more innocent blood
    Swords and knives transformed to RDX and guns
    Punished was everyone except the culprits

    These lines are so deeply profound… wonderful πŸ™‚


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