Man's War on God's Earth
God made man, to inherit the earth.
Gave means of sustenance, with nary a dearth;
Resources so rich, enough and to spare;
To meet man's needs, wants and care.
Fields that are fertile, air pure and pristine;
Swelling river waters bounding with joy,
Lapis lazuli lakes shimmering azure;
Endless rows of lush green farm,
Adding a nip and tuck to Nature's quiet charm.
Many a copse, shrubbery and
Honey-laden flowers and
Butterflies of colours of many a hue,
Gardens of roses and violets of blue.
Berries and herbs, honey and myrtle,
For all to partake, make merry and chortle;
Granaries of grain and crops in abundance,
Enough to see man through many a pestilence.
Trees and plants bring about rains,
To grow wheat, veggies,
golden crops and grains;
Orchards and vineyards of
Shrubberies of berries and groves of nuts.
Cows and bulls, oxen and horses,
Sheep and lambs, goats and pigs;
Fish and fowl, birds and bees;
Plenty of milk, syrup and honey,
No crunch or shortage of good things any.
Meadows with cattle grazing till late,
Evening sun making exit in haste;
Hamlets and chalets and hulking homesteads,
Brooding and beckoning, homes in
Most hopitable planet this earth,
Conditions congenial for joy and mirth;
For man to live in love and peace,
Exult in glee and rejoice opulence;
And thank the God for His grace in abundance.
Yet, greed of man knows no bounds,
Hogs he the wealth that in nature abounds;
Lives for the nonce,
Neither a thought nor a wit of compassion
For humanity to follow in succession.
Would not he reconcile to life in peace,
Albeit its being on a very short lease;
Quarelling, bickering, and fighting,
Garnering ego, pride, power and lust.
Politics of religion is what he knows,
Venom and vitriol are all that he spews;
Picks on the vulnerable, poor
and the weak,
Spares not the innocent and
the defenceless meak.
Pollutes and sullies the kind mother earth,
Squanders nature's bounty and boundless wealth;
Careless, callous and mindless is the man,
Reckless, hopeless and horrid
are his ways,
For aught he cares, believes and says.
War he wages and peace he shatters,
Women he enslaves, their body and
life he batters;
Brethren he beheads and
children he slaughters,
Casting fear and terror in
hearts of laughters.
Swears by the God but trenches
Commits heinous crimes and
Knows not what he says nor
what he does,
Clever though with Scriptures,
the devil that he is.
Earth he has made a veritable Hell,
Fighting wanton wars, and
black deeds without lull;
God made man to inherit the earth;
Man is bent on wrecking
home and hearth.
© 2015 Kalyanaraman Raman