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The Indispensable ( for April poetry month )

Updated on April 28, 2015
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The Indispensable

Without man, still there is life,
He serves not but longs to stay,
Without the Sun, there is no life,
So he must stay for he serves,
The Nature loves him to stay.

Without man, still there is life,
He serves not but craves to stay,
Without Air, there is no life,
So she must stay for she serves,
The nature beseeches her to stay.

Without man, still there is life,
He serves not but wishes to stay,
Without Water, there is no life,
So he must stay for he serves,
The Nature fondles him to stay.

Without man, still there is life,
He serves not but dares to stay,
Without Plants, there is no life,
So they must stay for they serve,
The Nature hugs them to stay.

Without man, still there is life,
He serves not but loves to stay,
Without Earth, there is no life,
So she must stay for she serves,
The nature adores her to stay.

Who wishes a death to the Sun ?
Who says goodbye to the Air ?
Who thinks of Water to vanish ?
Who wants plants to wither all ?
They all serve but seek never.

Even one of them disappears,
Will there be life on this earth ?
No insects, plants will starve,
No animals,the wilds'll wither,
They serve, so they must stay.

Without man, still there is life,
He serves not but tries to stay,
And desecrates the existence,
Pollutes the Air and the Water,
And kills plants and animals.

Without man, still there is life,
Death he causes everywhere,
He disfigures it and destroys,
Whatever his hand picks up,
The Nature weeps and wails.

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      John Hansen 2 years ago from Queensland Australia

      A powerful and tragic poem Harishprasad. . .this retreats the truth of man's existence on this planet. Most of us don't serve , only use and abuse the natural resources and creatures at the expense of the environment. Well said, voted up.

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      Chris Mills 2 years ago from St. Louis, MO until the end of June, 2017

      Harishprasad, man does use and overuse. When nature fails us, due to all the abuse, we turn our backs and find other places to annihilate. We have made some progress, I suppose, but not soon enough for many species. I still have hope, but sometimes I wonder why. You've crafted a marvelous poem. Thank you. Voted up and shared.

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      Harish Mamgain 2 years ago from India

      John, so appropriate and heartfelt comments. In the whole existence , our species is a real villain and even after creating such an havoc on earth, we are not a bit ashamed of ourselves. When will we start loving the nature and restore it to it's pristine beauty ? You are really concerned with all that. Thanks for your visit, reading this hub and for presenting such kind comments.

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      Word 2 years ago from Chicago

      Top notch poem here Harishprasad, So enjoyable to read about the nature of life. Wow!

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      Harish Mamgain 2 years ago from India

      Chris, glad that you visited this hub. You are right, man has crossed all limits to disfigure and disrobe the nature. This is the greatest abuse. Man is not only guilty of causing harm to other species but to himself also. He is hurting all. Still you keep hope alive in your heart and so do I. Thanks for reading this stuff, offering such sincere comments, voting and sharing.

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      Harish Mamgain 2 years ago from India

      Glad that you liked this poem. word55, thank you very much.

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      Nithya Venkat 2 years ago from Dubai

      Great poem, humans choose to use earth's resources carelessly resulting in destruction. It is sad that the coming generations may never see nature in all it's glory.

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      Harish Mamgain 2 years ago from India

      You say it so well, Nithya. It is very unfortunate that our legacy in respect of preservation of environment is not going to be appreciated at all. Before it is too late, we must adopt sincere measures earnestly. Thanks for expressing such great sentiments.

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      manatita44 2 years ago from london

      An interesting, passionate, touching and profound piece, for me Bro. Don't be so hard on us humans, Bro. After all, you're serving right now. He he :)

      My Love to you and family this week-end. Of to worship very soon. Thanks for creating awareness to many. It serves its role.

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      Harish Mamgain 2 years ago from India

      Well said brother, though in jeste. Since I am one of the culprits, this hub is an open admission of that. Bro manatita, it is said that mantras have power to heal the world, if that's so, do prayers on behalf of all of us. Perhaps Almighty take us to the light and save this poor planet from our plunder. Thanks a lot for your kind visit and offer of generous comments. Om Shanti ! !

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      manatita44 2 years ago from london

      I was telling Mary recently, that there has always been problems. Nothing is new. So we are not throwing men to lions in the Arena, or killing them on a Cross, but we have nuclear weapons an daisy-cutters.

      Then we do bad things to children and create poverty ..... you know the score.

      I also told her that the Divine is In charge, not us. Do you best Bro. This world is In motion and we are growing. But sometimes, we move in a spiral. Sri Krishna says that to work we are entitled, but the fruits are in the hands of Brahman. But you now this, right? Om Shanti!

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      Harish Mamgain 2 years ago from India

      Manatita, dear brother, your words ignite hopes all around. I love your insightful words. I think along those lines. God will impel us to turn to good from bad, to light from darkness, and to bliss from abyss. Maybe then we could conserve this nature in a better way. Thank you very much, bro that you visited this hub once more and presented such great comments.

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      Eric Dierker 2 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      A wonderful poem about a constant truth. The really good news is that we can serve and many of us choose to do so. It is in this service that I find the greatest peace.

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      Harish Mamgain 2 years ago from India

      I love your comments. Eric, mother nature keeps showering her bounties lavishly on us. It is our own interest to serve her in return. Thanks for offering such kind comments and for appreciating this poem. All peace.

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      The Examiner-1 2 years ago

      Your poem about Life is oh so beautiful and true Harish. We are destroying Nature in our short stays here. Hopefully we are opening our eyes and seeing where we step and what we do. The main concerns are stopping wars, pollution (cars, factories, oil/gas spills, etc.). I gave it thumbs up, UBI, shared and pinned it.

      Kevin.

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      Harish Mamgain 2 years ago from India

      Kevin, man in spite of being an intelligent species does irrational things. How we have polluted our rivers and atmosphere. It is not that people are not concerned. Some organizations are active. If we are able to harness harmless energy sources like solar energy and bio fuels, we would be able to contain pollution. You being a great nature lover know its worth well. Thanks for your visit, sincere comments and all sharing.

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      Ann Carr 2 years ago from SW England

      A powerful and amazing poem that makes us sit up and take heed of what we do to this world. You've used the repetition and the rhythm well and brought it full circle.

      Well done!

      Ann

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      Harish Mamgain 2 years ago from India

      Ann, I often think that what use is there of our whole technological and scientific progress if we go on destroying the well-laid natural environment. Water, earth, air, food... Everything we have messed up with and made our lives as well as that of other beings miserable. Glad that you came by and read this hub. I appreciate your kind words. Thank you very much.

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