Gaia’s Lament

14 Jun

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She rose out of the dusty Chaos
Gaia, the nurturer, the giver
Millions of years and millions of species
lived in peace in the lap of Demeter‘s plenty

But her wayward child, the human beats his way
down a path of destruction today.
She forgives and shows him his error.
He forgets the lessons and turns his back
on wars, famine, factories spewing smoke,
her children dying from all the abuse.

Chemicals in the soil and into his body,
plastics and poisons in the lakes and rivers,
causing climate change and catastrophes.
Tall, proud forests destroyed in fell swoops
the creatures within driven to extinction.

Materialism and endless possessions,
excessive waste, and greed choke.
Her humanchild closes his eyes and heart
to the damage he is doing.
Pretending that what happens to the Mother
is not his concern.

When will he learn that
in tune with Nature
is the only way to survive?
Honour all life and protect its brilliance,
for the fate of Bhoomi is his to share.

For millennia Jaganmatri has endured
cleansing the effects of her child’s abuse.
She will endure for many millennia more,
but her humanchild might be here no more…

Some references:

Gaia

Demeter

Chaos

Bhoomi

Jaganmatri

World Environment Day

To read posts by other members of the Wordsworth Legion in the Super 5 Round, see here: Shilpa, Smitha, Lazy Pineapple, Tavish, Kshitij, Parth and Hitesh.

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12 Responses to “Gaia’s Lament”

  1. Tavish Chadha(Sensible Bakwas) June 14, 2010 at 9:45 am #

    Lovely poem Pujitha… very well written… brings the message out loud and clear… keep the coming!

    Cheers!
    Tavish

  2. Shilpa Garg June 14, 2010 at 12:38 pm #

    Powerful expression of the state of affairs!!
    Wonderful poem, Pujitha!! 🙂
    All the best for the contest!
    Cheers 🙂

  3. Lazy Pineapple June 14, 2010 at 1:11 pm #

    brilliantly expressed…loved your poem 🙂

  4. Smitha June 14, 2010 at 3:16 pm #

    Lovely Poem, Pujitha!

    Beautifully written!

  5. Sakhi June 14, 2010 at 8:16 pm #

    Beautiful. 🙂

  6. Arif June 14, 2010 at 11:30 pm #

    Lovely poem backed by good references! Good luck.

  7. Neha June 16, 2010 at 3:31 pm #

    wonderful poem..good luck for the contest 🙂

  8. stargazerpuj June 16, 2010 at 3:37 pm #

    Thanks all. Must confess that this is my first attempt ever at writing poetry, so I am pleasantly surprised. 🙂

  9. RSV June 16, 2010 at 9:58 pm #

    definitely reminds me of Coleridge..
    wordsworth friend!!
    got me??
    great piece

    • stargazerpuj June 17, 2010 at 9:53 am #

      Coleridge! Wow, that’s high praise! Wordsworth – William and Legions. 🙂

  10. gyanban June 19, 2010 at 11:48 am #

    Nice visuals and presentation.

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