By Satish Kumar Shukla
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
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
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
Such upon Human Street loose
The uncivilized bums’
Unchecked macabre ploys.
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.
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