This gathering of the treasure of affluence,
This gathering through force and deception;
By snatching even morsels from the famished,
By looting resources even of the weak.
Amassing all under the vigil of guards,
They bid all others to keep silence;
They think the world overbrims with peace,
Hence none should put poison in it.
Be still and let the blood of your heart,
Be a potion of delight to us;
Let the reign of peace prevail,
It is better to live and let live.
Peace never dawns in the world till
All humans are equal in happiness;
None should have a lot more than their need.
Nor should anyone have less than what he needs.
Who is the sinner? Tell me the answer,
Those who thieve humans of their justice,
Or those who in the quest of justice,
Chops off the head of the sinister derelict?
Ramdhari Singh ‘Dinkar’ in Kurukshetra
[Translated into English by Shiva Kant Jha]