Dr. A.Celestine Raj Manohar M.D.,

Gold Star - 8,074 Points (14-2-1957 / Coimbatore, Tamilnadu, India)

A One-Child Policy Won’t Work - Poem by Dr. A.Celestine Raj Manohar M.D.,

A billion mouths to feed looks too scary!
A billion need shelters and clothes as well;
A billion need education and jobs;
A billion seems quite frightening to cope with!

World’s food is lesser, prices are climbing;
The human resource has a peak effect;
The population boom is not man’s realm;
Can you prevent the lives loss from great floods?

No laws can curb the population boom;
Man must be humane to all mankind first;
Men shouldn’t be treated akin to caged beasts;
God only knows the future of our earth!

But democracy, communism fail;
One child a family brings more problems;
Can you guarantee health, long life for one?
Lost are lives by accidents, diseases.

God gave Adam, an Eve as companion;
A child needs one other to talk and play;
Who will take care of elderly persons?
Whole families will get erased from earth!

And natural calamities take their toll;
The world can’t deal with corruption at all;
And terrorists are striking everywhere;
Thus, human life has no security!

A person dies from flimsy reasons too;
None can prevent the suicides and homicides;
And cancer defies cure and palliation;
Can one then risk having an only child?

A one-child-policy will be a flop!
Demographically, it is dangerous;
More families will vanish from the earth;
Elderly will be vanquished without care!

With fifty-year of reproductive life,
forcing families to have just single child?
’Tis bound to bring on newer problems more;
This world cannot be ruled by human sway!

The whip or gun can’t solve all problems, man!
The world can’t turn a police-state for all;
Each one has freedom to do things on earth;
Targeting wombs can’t bring down human births!

Abort all abortion programs on earth;
The blood of innocents asks for revenge;
Can God of fairness support unfairness?
Ask God for help to contain ‘baby-boom’!

’Tis madness to embark on such programs;
The world could soon become a slaughter-house!
You have to build more jails rather than homes;
When God is forgotten, no nation thrives!

Let man not block the Mother Nature’s ways;
Let man not destroy Nature’s balances;
But if he does, the loser will be man;
God will not allow man to change His plan!

Listen to Nature talk and whisper, man!
Learn to unravel her secrets galore;
Never put hurdles across her ways more;
The human race can’t tread perilous paths.

Copyright by Dr John Celes 07-10-10

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Poem Submitted: Friday, October 8, 2010

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