Oh mighty mankind!
Can’t you see the doomed horizon?
Can’t you see your numbered days?
Still warm from the pantry of the primordial soup
With selection, variability and adaptation
You humbly entered this treacherous game of natural selection!
From growing organelles and spines; to limbs and brains
You have indeed come a long way!
From tree trunks and dangling tails
Clubs and spears and torching fires
To guns and bombs, and even medicine!
You steadily scaled this evolutionary ladder
Yet! Oh mighty mankind!
Why have you not learnt to love one another?
Stuck with single minded simplex minds
Clinging to the delusion of the ‘self ‘
Driven by the pleasures of the present and proximal
Gathering with greed, and fending with hate
Your narrow bread basket of self-interest!
In this colossal game of the Survival of the fittest!
How long can you remain the formidable?
Sentience, person-hood and consciousness have blessed you!
And have made you rise above the shoulders of the rest of nature’s creation
But by the virtue of having grown a head; a head full of gyriform grey intellect
Is it not your duty to sustain the helpless body of life?
With eyes to see beyond the chin; minds to think in anticipation
And intelligence, even to offer self regulation
Why is it still, you keep chewing at your own feet!
With teeth ragged with selfishness, digging into your own rotting flesh
Drinking the contaminated blood off your very own frail neck
How long can you hold up your pompous head?
Having pushed, the all embracing planet to this very sapless brink
It’s not survival of the fittest; but survival of the sustainable
That can save this bleeding planet’s fate
Oh mighty mankind!
Learn to love, and learn to live! Before it’s too late!
Learn to sustain the rest of nature’s creation!
For a sixty million years from now
When sentient lizards shall again roam!
Only your plastic fossils will speak!