Thursday, March 10, 2016

Weird Wisdom~

Long before our ascent
Mother earth romped around 
the garden of fireflies, of lilies
redefined a world of fairy clouds for us
to ride on, drive through-aspire

The glory of all gave the mankind, 
birds and animals 
 ..... 'a beautiful heaven' 
to Live, Sit and Eat...
She arranged species in many rows
Some evolved with time     thrived;
Some rolled by the ebb   crouched;
     folding their cold hearts.

Human being the weirdest species, she created!
Like parasites, they mounted in numbers
Tossed about far and wide    looted
resources, taking small bites
The spectacle of Greed and Hunger
led to the meaningless extinction
of innumerable species.

Mother nature lives and breathes
dying a little everyday today...
Mankind, still unconcerned about
     the happenings in this world
 frightens her   disturbs her   worries her

Temptation feeds on human greed
We need to keep a tight rein on greed
The future of our coming generations
are paving the path of death…
Just two more legs- the mankind would sink
Be ready for reality!

O god,
What should I tell and to whom?
I see myself in the pack
Ah, there's no limit to the yearn
Consciously, I decide
I do.

Man is the only kind of weird-varmint who sets his own trap, baits it, then steps in it. ~John Steinbeck,

What a horrible legacy we are leaving behind? Not just for the coming generations but also for other living beings i.e. animals and trees. Sigh!

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  1. So true! Human beings are the weirdest creatures.
    Beautifully weaved and perfectly expressed. Loved reading the weird wisdom :)

  2. I agree wholeheartedly and your closing sentiment that brings it to the idea of "what one person can do" is powerful as well. Great Steinbeck quote!

  3. A very not weird message - much needed.

  4. Such passion in your poem :D I agree, the last stanza is gold!
    Beautifully written.

    Lots of love,

  5. My heart weeps at these thoughts. Humanity must elevate to true wisdom.

  6. We definitely are the weirdest species, so destructive to self and others. I wish those who see could rule, but i'm afraid we will go down with the rest. Sigh. I like how your poem puts this in the context of creation herself.

  7. You have such a wonderful way of sharing your thoughts and wisdom, Panchali. And, as always, I agree with you. Peace.

  8. I could not agree more. Well said, Panchali.

  9. So few of us see ourselves in this way, thinking that somehow it will all turn out OK. We have been gifted with inventiveness and can think of nothing better that to destroy each other and the natural world around us. Magnificent post Panchali.

  10. It is very hard to go against the flow of human parasites - and yet many try - perhaps there is hope in that and eventually those people will be the ones mother nature will be proud of

  11. True. A cause for deep introspection.

  12. I am reminded that my grandmother, in the 1940s, used to say she thought the worst problem with the world was human greed.

  13. Wonderfully woven...human being is the weirdest species no doubt!

  14. undoubtedly human species is the weirdest of all

  15. Ahh! The joy of poetry. Beautifully written, Panchali di!


  16. I dont shy is saying we the humans are the worst thing to have happened to Mother Earth.. Look what we have done to it ...


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