Poetry Break: TIME’S TAWDRY TENUOUS TURNS

By Satish Kumar Shukla

07/11/2017


TIME’S TAWDRY TENUOUS TURNS

Wherever the eye roves

It’s sighting of unexpected horrors

Those done, too, those in the making

To the six annual seasons- those nature’s

Now add this: the humans made

All-seasons-horror-season!

 

The shocking sky engulfs the view

Jihad threat looms large, fast balling

The deathly clouds adrift, magic like

Turning every while Mujahedeen figures

Trees but ‘proliferations’ of sinister dark shadows

Kalashnikov shapes, fearsome grenades

Fruits themselves some hanging bombs

Booooom! Baaaang! Boooong!

I run for life, in undeserved death’s fear

Holding each breath dear

Oh! It was a jet passing by, dear

Me! At breaking sound barriers

But what makes men follow

Such horrid carriers?

Shedding innocents’ blood?

What is this wisdom’s flood

Inundating humanity? But why

Are charged humans committing mayhems?

Sparing not even school children?

Try after try after try!

 

What morose mission is this!

The earth’s helling in pursuit of heavens

Superior knowledge?

This condescending too?

Come down in revelation rains

Life’s mainstream though ought to be Buddha joys

These surely are needless pains

At whose behest?

For whose gains?

Human lives rendered mere toys

Ooooh!

Such upon Human Street loose

The uncivilized bums’

Unchecked macabre ploys.


Author’s Bio:

kadish

Satish Kumar Shukla

I am a practicing poet willed to force humankind, per my art with thought and word, to do a rethink on its ‘much ado about nothing’ that is our modern technical civilization, a bitter fruit actually. I am Dr.rer nat (Kiel), a research scientist from profession, a cosmopolitan world citizen. To the art of poetry itself, I bring along some substance as of science. On balance, I have definitely definitive to add to humans’ civilizational store a la Ved and Upanishad. So is my work irreplaceable, hand on heart.

Satish’s Links:

  1. Niume
  2. Google books: Panjab Moods

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