CLOSER / Poem by Aabha Rosy Vatsa

Poem by Aabha Rosy Vatsa
 
 
CLOSER
 
It took a virus like Covid 19
To awaken humanity
Caught in a whirlpool of self centred tango
Megalomania supreme
Oblivious to the beauty of Mother earth
Distancing himself
Aloof from Creation
 
O, what a folly!
People dying by thousands
Lakhs infected by Corona
Wailful murmurings
Is all that is left
 
Locked in our houses
To save our own skins
At the mercy of doctors
And finally remembering the Lord
 
How wanton did we become
Destroying habitats of animals
Failing to see the inteligence of birds
Who sing every morning welcoming dawn
Who weave masterpieces as nests
A warm home for mating
And welcoming their young ones
 
How wanton did we become
Keeping live animals in cages
To be slaughtered in front of eyes
All for a meal
 
Did Nature not endow enough vegetation
To fill one’s stomach?
Did Nature not provide enough evidence
Of the infinite nature of the creator?
Did Nature not provide enough beauty
To marvel at the talent of the creator?
Yet we moved away from Mother earth
Shaming the green planet to a skeletal tomb
Time to once again become closer to Nature
Closer, to our souls.

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