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Sunday, 1 February 2009

Gaia's Indignation



Tearing away in cellular bloom,
An emergence from maternal womb.
Crying and crying, whilst she bled and cringed,
A new life wriggled...
Laws of avarice would not be infringed.

And as you grew - you cried and craved;
All of Nature, you decreed, enslaved.
Guns to grenades - your designed assault;
While Gaia, but writhed...
Her creation had come from a bottomless vault.

Tartarus opened! It all spells doom!
Divinity devoured by unholy gloom...
Unimaginable chaos from creatures unseen!
Most holy Mother! Save us!
May thy Holy rapier smite the unclean.

Yes, she does, with a wave of her might!
Nature's fury overcomes the slightest of blight.
And so, "life" returns to it's womb...
As flesh and bone and ash and dust,
To the eerie warmth of a stone-cold tomb.
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Just a gentle reminder... Do not play with Nature. The moment She decides to set things right, brace yourself for a pretty bumpy ride.

74 comments:

Gail said...

Powerful poem.'
And yes, good advice to NOT play with "Mother Nature". Our earth is angry at us, this I know. I see it in the unexpected storms, out of character - the destructive wars, or the recent documentary I watched about the plight of the Polar Bear unable to survive due to global warming - and yet I witness still the beauty of sunrise, the rest that follows sunset, the cycle of the moon and the oceans, the elegance of winter, the promise of Autumn, the hope of Spring and the heated passion of summer.
Lovely writing - thank you

Love Gail
peace.....

Ani said...

wow..
and yes definitly agree with Gail.. very powerful poem.. no one messes with Mother Nature..

lovely.. just dont know what more to write for now

Sneha said...

Message conveyed beautifully.:)

V. Archana said...

good conveyance about saving nature and not playing with it. :)

Heart'n'Soul said...

Wow... very well written... hope mre ppl realize it sooner thn later.

Oh and thanks for the dedications :)

Keshi said...

profound!

I agree...Nature gives u enough chances to play around but when she's had it enough, she'll RETALIATE!

Keshi.

Chriz said...

save nature..
told in a different way.. cool

jayu said...

Excellent,Kartz.I agree- we have hurt our mother, the 'Earths' heart... she is angry,justifiably so.
We never appreciated her beauty,the gifts she bestowed on us... au contraire,we ravaged her.
Shame.

Tara said...

An important lesson well told! Mother Nature has immense patience, but how long can we keep testing her? Tres bien! :)

Cяystal said...

She's actually the mother of all of us.
The true Goddess, and playing with her is a joke.



Amazing words.
:)




PS-Lol at what you wrote in the "Lady Crystal" relates part.
I don't consider you a bookworm. I'm a fraction of it myself :P..your knowledge of languages is what baffles me! :)

AV said...

tat is ONE BRILLIANT POEM!!! gr8 work!

Sashu... said...

Beautiful words!! loved this :)

Emaan said...

true, buddy..
and a lovely poem too

Gauri Mathur said...

Save Nature and live healthy:)
Well expressed!!
:-)
:-)

Kartz said...

##Gail
You summed it up, ma'am... Gratias.

Kartz said...

##Ani
Thanks buddy... :)

Kartz said...

##Sneha
Merci, madamoiselle. :) And do peek in to the earlier post. Something's waiting... ;)

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Kartz said...

##V. Archana
Gracias... Good to hear from you again. Trust all is well.

Kartz said...

##Divkiran
Thanks! And hey, my pleasure... :)

Kartz said...

##Keshi
You are oh-so-right...

Kartz said...

##Chriz
:) Thanks bro'...

Kartz said...

##Jayu Auntie
:( Stingingly true...

Kartz said...

##Tara
Merci beaucoup! :)

Kartz said...

##Aayushi
Thanks... :)

Heh heh heh, being a polyglot helps. ;) And oy, that *bookworm* thingie was for people who see books and think only *bookworm* :D

Kartz said...

##AV
Gee... Thanks. :)

Kartz said...

##Sashu
Thanks...

Welcome to Contorted Reality. I appreciate your time and hope to see you more often.

:)

Peace.

Kartz said...

##Emaan
Hey! Long time... How are you doing..?

And, thanks... :)

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Kartz said...

##Gauri
:)

Shruti said...

I love my mother nature. Message conveyed powerfully Kartz!

The nature is so beautiful...we are the ones to praise its tranquility when we stroll by the trees and smell the aroma of wet sand; and then we're the ones to cut them and make stupid chairs!!

kanagu said...

Wonderful kartz, very nice :)

And you have been awarded:

http://kanaguonline.wordpress.com/2009/02/03/my-new-horizons-and-more-awards/

sawan said...

wow mannn, u are just amazing!!! beautifully written..

Priya said...

It didn't go into my heart.. may be felt little vague..

rampantheart said...

It's a pity people don't give a damn about all this. They are busy living a life in vanity, let alone care about Our Mother Earth! It won't take a long time for Mother Nature to retaliate and say "V for Vendetta"!

I liked the strong words and the powerful imagery. Kudos!

*~*{Sameera}*~* said...

That was very powerful!And the vocabulary used made it even more so.An important reminder for all of us.Keep up the great work!

Happy Birthday Mr.Illusionist :)

vishesh said...

reminds me of ode to the west wind :)

Ayushi said...

That’s precisely how my own blog title originated... because time may be the best teacher, but it kills its pupil.

I love everything that happens, for it is by the laws of nature which everything is accomplished.
But when we do not understand them, and act immorally, mankind suffers one day. However, both sufferance and pleasure are by dictates of nature and I love them both.

Applauds....Encore...I loved the art in itself!

PS: Gaia is a beautiful name for this, and you know...in the rural areas of North, cow is known as gaiya :P :D

Richa said...

wow!!

u left me awestruck as always :)

verbivorehere said...

:) by now i guess i dont have to say much of the power of your words :) the power of theme is geat as well!

Divya said...

haye rabba!! tu inna sahi kaise likhta hai?? :O :O :O
the poem unfurled like a forceful warning to anyone who'd be foolish enough to test the wrath of mother nature. when i was reading it, the picture of a huge fierce man, with white flowy hair and a pitchfork came to mind, towering over a trembling mankind, cursing them.. "fools! look what you've done" :D :P well done mate!

Amrita~Ams said...

strong words dear :)
beutiful message

Kartz said...

##Shruti
Yep, you said it.

Thanks for the read buddy... :)

Kartz said...

##kanagu
Thanks, mate! :)

Kartz said...

##sawan
Gee... Thanks boss. Too kind! :)

Kartz said...

##Priya
I seriously dunno what to say. Thanks for the read. Will make an attempt to reach out in a better way with the next one... Guess I sounded too abstract? Please let me know. I value your opinion.

Peace.

Kartz said...

##rampantheart
:) Gratias...

Kartz said...

##Sameera
:) Thanks a ton buddy...

Kartz said...

##vishesh
Thanks for the read, dude... Yep, I love *Ode to the West Wind* :)

Welcome to Contorted Reality. I appreciate your time to stop-by and voice out.

Hope to see you more often...

Peace.

Kartz said...

##Ayushi
:)

*ahem* Gaia - Mother Earth. Greek. :P You are so welcome to keep those *gaiyas* ;)

Kartz said...

##Richa
Ha ha! Thanks dudette... Prepare to be struck again! ;)

Kartz said...

##verbivore
You are too kind ma'am... :) Thanks!

Kartz said...

##Divya
**tu inna sahi kaise likhta hai??

Pen, paper... Uske baad, keyboard, PC... :P Sshhh! Ich a cheecret. ;)

And that grand old daddie you prolly imagined is Neptune/Poseidon. ;) He has a thing or two for women and horses too, you know. :D

Gratias, her ladyship... :)

Kartz said...

##Amrita
Muchas gracias señorita... :)

!Teq-uila Del Zapata said...

very well thought. very well presented.
I like that one, expecially:
And as you grew....
all the nature.... slaved.

bondgal_rulz said...

Beautifully written....in fact it's both b'ful NAD meanungful.

Great work. :)

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Praveen said...

hey man...I dont how I missed reading this poem in the last 5 days..
unleashing all your creative brilliance there..

and as u asked for the link to my old post..here it is..
http://crusadertvm.blogspot.com/2008/12/green-coffinwhere-are-trees.html

Usha Pisharody said...

Wonderful theme, and exploited well...
There is a pedantic touch with a simplicity of imagery, and a poweful message..

Indeed, we shall go ashes to ashes and dust to dust in no time if we do not do something about protecting Gaia!

jayaram said...

An excxellent poem and a wonderful reminder. I love nature and adore it too. U can see it in mine too.

Akshat said...

Sorry for being so late!!

Nature lover huh??Why ain't I surprised??

Amazingly written as always!!

Take Care

WarmSunshine said...

Powerful words.... one can feel that power, the strength of the words.
The end note is like a powerful warning... i totally loved it!

how could i have missed this one??? sorry for being so late here.

Lena said...

each word like a shot.. really very powerful.. starting from the choice of words and ending with the pace and rhythm.
Great work, guess one of the poems i liked the most here on your blog!

Kartz said...

## !Teq-uila Del Zapata
Thanks, and welcome to Contorted Reality. I appreciate your time. Keep visiting.

Peace.

Kartz said...

##bondgal_rulz
Thanks; and yep, count on it.

Welcome to Contorted Reality. I appreciate your time... Keep visiting.

Peace.

Kartz said...

##Praveen
Gee... Thanks a ton, bro'! Will link you up on this soon...

Kartz said...

##Usha ma'am
Thank you for that kind mention! :)

Kartz said...

##Jayaram
Thanks! And yep, can very well relate to it...

Kartz said...

##Akshat
Thanks dude... How have you been?

Kartz said...

##Mehreen
Mention not, please. Thanks for the read. :)

Kartz said...

##Lena
*:)*

Towards reclamation said...

hmmm ... nice one ... why don't you try writing a poem without any big words ... a poem that a class 8 kid could understand ... Do u know why this request .... In recent times i have realised it is very complesx to effectively convey stuff using simple words ... As simple words lack intensity of emotion.. y nt give it a try ???

Kartz said...

##Towards reclamation
Thanks and yessir! Point noted... Will give it a go in the coming days.

Good to have you back, mate.

Peace.

Arnav said...

amazing strong poem :)

Kartz said...

##Arnav
Thanks, bro'...

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