The Vision of Things to Come (i)


‘The whole secret of existence is to have no fear.’ – Swami Vivekananda (1863-1902)

I woke up from my late noon slumber to find the world
Beyond my control.
Smoke rose from the sites of mass destruction.
Lives and spirits incinerated.
Kalashnikovs rattled and missiles tore through elephant clouds.
Planes fell.
The earth sprang up to receive
Shattered souls.
Faith turned hatred to set back civilisation
Several tearful centuries,
Crippling freedom, undoing the gift of enlightenment.
Elsewhere the sea rose to devour 5 islands in the sun,
And my kind continues to consume
Farting through filthy orifices to
Turn the blue skies death camp grey.
The Ganges, my comrades, is dying a slow death,
Having to swallow a continent of human shit.
No hope for her holy source
In the snowy crevices where Time has stood still since
Blackness immemorial.

12.5.16  Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


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