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Sonnet #1

The Neighbourly Way

Are the neighbours going to fight?

Is the question in everyone’s mind,

The clouds of war are in near sight,

The treaties they sign, nowhere bind…

We live along and share our borders,

And quarrel alike some brothers,

The old wounds that makes us bother,

There is fire which nothing smothers…


Panchsheel and Buddha gave us a way,

We chartered the path till we can,

Always a hand forward ready to sway,

A big heart, we kept, like a man,

The days of friendship are over now,

Cause Shree Krishna way, will we tow…


A sonnet is a 14 line poem which can be written in different rhyme schemes. I have followed a Shakespearen rhyme scheme of a b a b c d c d and e f e f g g. Its talks about a problem in the first 8 lines and then the solution in the next 6 lines. Have purposely kept my topic away from love and written about a geopolitical issue of my country.

Will be trying to write more sonnets in the near future and maybe a few romantic ones as well…

In the meanwhile, pls comment on the above that you read…


Am a teacher by profession. A student of History and international politics. Believe that Bhakti (Devotion) and Humanism can only save Humanity. Revere all creation. My thoughts are influenced by His Holiness Pandurang Shashtriji Athavale

20 thoughts on “Sonnet #1

  1. Amit bhai!!! I am delighted to read this sonnet! Specially, the explanation that is given regarding the Shakespearean sonnet style. Didn’t know of such rhythms….!!!! There is literally a lot of meaning and soulful literature out there !!!!!!!! And regarding, this patriotic and HUMANE sonnet, Humanity will win only if there is unity of thought and when we understand that our soldiers aren’t “hired employees” but “our brothers” fighting for a cause larger than self!! I would appeal to my “secured citizens” to realize what is at stake and how the soft power of regular citizens can help humanity win!

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  2. Wahh ….romantic likhiye भाई जी 🌼😁❤

    हम प्रेम से भरे कृष्ण को भी पूजते है
    और कर्तव्यपथ पर युद्ध लड़ते कृष्ण को भी🌼💞

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