Are we the masters of the universe ?  Are we grateful to those little things and creatures which are responsible for our lives? These and many more questions are needed to be answered.

Here is a wonderful poem which can say the other-side story.

Stains on humanity 

Some say we have been sleeping for millions of years,

the humanity has been sleeping for all these years!
I see myself on this planet rotating and revolving with it

and whirling around the giant Sun and with it further into the vast galaxy

and where not I went in my un-wakeful state

and even in the wakeful consciousness, I would not know
into the formidable space for all these years!
I am scarred when I travelled so much

and so far into awesome Cosmos and
I am still where I was earlier pulled by the centre of gravity of the planet
keeping me steady and not being thrown away
hence, I can breathe and live
breathe for what and live for whom?
To live I need oxygen and eat ‘cells’
from plants and animals for energy
and for my own survival
as such plants and animals are
not waiting to be eaten, they do not know
we are eating them and why
they do not know why they are here either
do we know why we are here?
We call ourselves as higher species than them
what higher, how higher

we are only because of them

for all their cells are ‘cooking’ in our stomachs

and working in our blood and ‘thinking’ in our brains
so that we can call ourselves more intelligent and brainy!
and we call ourselves higher species!
We kill animals for our selfish interests

for fur and ivory
we oppress and torture our own fellow humans

we cheat, loot them and kill them

burn them in gas chambers
or throw them in stinking prison cells for ever
and we call ourselves higher species!

Though there is real abundance of foods on the planet

yet millions go hungry every day

live without medications and sanitations
for our decisions and rules are contrived
our religions offer heavens to them
but they live in hell, deprived of privileges and rights
they live in mental blocks and bondages
without proper and adequate literacy

We offer them promises and programs
spend millions on technology developments and war machines
we want to conquer the world
for whom and why and what for?
we do not really know – we are lost in illusion
we do not know where do we want to go
with all this progress

when our own kinds are still deprived
of smiles on their faces and real joy!

==========================================================-By JIRARA

(From: Poetry of Life, JIRARA, Trafford Publishing, IN, USA,2009) ========================


6 thoughts on “STAINS ON HUMANITY

  1. Dear Sir,
    True what u said, but one follows the rituals of their own gurus or of whom oneself believe in. One will get the answer from them but who will justify the answer whether it is true or not. Everyone has their own justifications and perhaps you can’t blame anyone for the truth. Who knows what is beyond the sky… why there is dark beyond some altitude. Nature has no explanation, you just have to believe in what is created and make your own sense.

  2. Its a question which is frequently asked by oneself i.e. why are we here, and for what? everyone has their own views about life… i think there are basically three ways to get the answer viz religion, science and the holy book. I think nothing is out of reach of these three paths. Its only time that is beyond……..

    • Dear Diptesh,
      Some questions are not valid in the sense that their answers are not available from even religion, science and holy books. The answer could be only got by the seeker himself if he is a true seeker like Budhdha or Mahavir. However their knowledge will not be useful to us.

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