The rancid realization clings to life,
that most of it is predefined by things
way beyond its own mere grasp, like the borders
of its origin and inheritance!
What can a life do about whence it came?
This life that responds to a certain name,
with certain aspirations held inside
a thick shell of skin with eyes, ears and limbs
and the face of a wanderer was born
with nothing, in nowhere, to oblivion!
Could it have settled down accepting the accepted norms?
But it’s way too late to wonder what could have been,
this river in spate has almost run its due course,
let this spent life pass its remaining hours wrapped in a dream!
Justice is a holy grail seldom found,
where the accused one is guilty as charged
until proven otherwise beyond all shreds of doubt!
Power, though, is secured from such vile threats,
as it can seldom be held accountable
for any of its’ words, actions or policies!
Affluence is the sole means to positions
where talent is as deep as pockets go,
unaffected by the mass or volume of the mind!
Rooking, though, is held to be as brilliant,
almost as one’s inherited properties,
starting lower but rising faster than the rich!
This is not history through a magnifying lens
but the very state of my world in present tense!
Bring down those inhibitory walls in your brain
but not your focus on the dreams at hand,
keep at it long enough and you might be
granted a rare chance, with your own eyes to see
both the thoughts that rave and the flowing sparks,
shimmering all over a creator’s mind,
engrossed in the holy act of creation –
some with words while others with paints and notations!
They might not be your middling superstars,
either in looks, ways or inheritance
but if human beings could see the luster of a soul
and smell the flavor of intelligence,
whitening creams and scents would go extinct
and the superstars too, for a lack of audience!
So you think you can kill a Shark
or a Manta Ray and Nature
will sit back, amused and indifferent?
Well wake up from your dream and think again!
The sixth one is coming,
when the snowballing starts
it won’t be as mild as the previous one,
that came sixty five million years ago
and drove the dinosaurs extinct
but as massive as the Permian’s!
Half the air you breathe is coming
from trees and the rest from oceans
but you are felling trees
and strangling oceans too
for space and sustenance, not greed
you might say like a proper fool!
Will you, in the entombed silence,
be able to turn your face the other way,
when your grandchildren accuse you
for destroying their divine inheritance,
for being the asteroid to bring
an end to the Anthropocene?
All religions wrongly think that they alone possess
the knowledge of God while the others do not.
But if anything, God is neither unjust nor unfair,
so why one religion should be preferred by God
in possessing the eternal truth? That is utterly nonsensical!
Whichever way one treads upon, God is the end.
Then God may judge what type of human one was on earth,
not according to one’s family or inheritance
but in terms of one’s deeds and actions partaken,
wearing a robe, a crescent, a cross or nothing at all!