THE DESERTER – CAPITAL PUNISHMENT

 

capital-punishment

 

Capital punishment has been a burning issue of dispute

Yes! A burning issue of dispute in the courts of law and justice!

Be it the gallows, the electric chair, hanging till death, or, point-blank shooting!

The question is – Has man the right to punish so?

The deserter is said to deserve capital punishment
The deserter is the one who runs away from the battlefield!
But, then, this world itself is the biggest battlefield that’s every been!
And the deserter is the one who commits suicide!

The one who deserts this battlefield of life
Is the guiltier of the two, as mentioned above!
For, the one who commits suicide violates the laws of God and all Existence!
Do you think he deserves capital punishment?

Of course, you can’t give him capital punishment of the four discussed earlier!
These are possible only when one is alive!
Anyway, you and I are not the judges to sentence him!
But a voice within me gives me a warning!

A voice within me gives me a warning
Which is a warning for every Tom, Dick, and Harry
That the one who commits suicide is not a true warrior!
He leaves, but with a desire for a better life!

He has a deep desire for a better life!
He doesn’t have the courage to ‘take the bull by the horns’
And, hence, is unlike a martyr who also dies!
But dies for the noblest cause, for his country, for all humanity!

The one who commits suicide is the most selfish of creatures
Who thinks only of himself and can’t look at life in a wider perspective!
The voice said from within, “Capital punishment he’ll get!
For, after death, he’ll find it worse than before!”

What he tried to run away from
Will inevitably be his lot in his next birth!
He can only delay the battle, and , even make it tougher, for that matter!
So! Beware! Be a true warrior and win the battle of life – winning as synonymous with fighting
till the end!

 

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