By Satish Kumar Shukla



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

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


Such upon Human Street loose

The uncivilized bums’

Unchecked macabre ploys.

Author’s Bio:


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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Scott Biddulph is a published writer, author, and poet from North Georgia. He began writing as a youngster and followed his lifelong dream of reaching people through the written word when he returned to The University of North Georgia in 2013 to finish earning his BA/English with a concentration on publication and creative writing. His publications include the following: an eBook, Apples of Gold: A collection of inspirational short stories and poems (Smashwords, 2010) and a paperback, Voices from the Heart, (Createspace, 2012). His poetry is published in Papers and Publications Undergraduate Research Journal. Vol 3 (2014) and the award-winning Chestatee Review (Spring, 2015), among other places (Check his LinkedIn profile for a full list of his publications). He is currently working on publishing poetry, creative non-fiction, academic essays, and his memoir. ******** Scott has also worked as an intern editor for the University of North Georgia Press. As a freelance editor, he has done the layout and design of several books and magazines. He is currently working with several authors on various publication projects in which he is either ghostwriting, editing manuscripts, or doing the layout and design of their books. ******** Finally, and most importantly, he is a father, grandfather, husband, and dedicated Harley Davidson rider. He and his family enjoy the beauty of the North Georgia Mountains where they live—especially their screened in back porch where they love to bird watch. ******** ~ "I love realism. I love writing about the raw, down-to-Earth, heartfelt realities of life. I love to write in a way that reaches into the human soul—to take the greatest pains and struggles in life, and make them a blessing to others. Fantasy is a wonderful, interesting thing—but real-life situations, feelings, fears, and dreams are an unexplored ocean of stories that need to be told." ~ ~Scott Biddulph~

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