Dr Hitesh Sheth

Rookie - 3 Points (Birth Place: Earth)

Asylum Earth

Frustrated I stood in front
of the God to Pray,
And asked him why lunatics
are increasing day by day.
Why there is scarcity
of people in a synagogue,
Why popping up of
Prozac is in a vogue.
Why people look as they
are coming from morgue,
Why all minds are clouded
by the depression’s fog.

Then, God appeared suddenly
with his mischievous smile,
And he started to speak
in his inimitable style:

“Son! this earth is nothing
but asylum of the universe
But for marketing my poets
described it in beautiful verse.
But most fools are the people
who claim to be wise,
And labors to turn this asylum
in a pretty paradise.
But thing which fills me
with a gaiety and mirth,
Is your construction of an
asylum within an asylum earth.”

“Do you know why this asylum
earth is devoid of joy and fun?
Because men who turned wise
are poisoned or shot by guns.
Unless and until you
immediately rectify your error,
This earth cannot be freed from
madness, anxiety and terror.
Benumbed by god’s answer
I immediately left his premise,
In order to prevent becoming
one more mad wise.

Dr Hitesh C Sheth


Submitted: Sunday, January 11, 2009
Edited: Thursday, March 26, 2009

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  • Rookie - 40 Points Nivedita Bagchi SPC UK (6/9/2010 11:27:00 AM)

    Diazepam…clonazepam…resperidone …tricyclic antidepressant et al…are most sought after Rx by docs…its ‘Global-Depression’…God has kept options...hedonism or humanism…we’re to choose…

    The later group on Divine Crèche...well the former …you’ve explicitly described…thanks Sir for such a contemplative…vibe
    10//10 [for humanism]
    Ms. Nivedita
    UK (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 19,895 Points Mehta Hasmukh Amathalal (6/21/2009 9:12:00 PM)

    “Son! this earth is nothing
    but asylum of the universe
    But for marketing my poets
    described it in beautiful verse...... beautiful write with deep sense of thoughts....10

    read mine why do we neglect nataure? (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Richard Dates (5/2/2009 12:07:00 AM)

    I try every day not to be a lunatic....your excellent poem should help me in this endeavor. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Cindy Kreiner Sera (4/11/2009 4:24:00 AM)

    Your writing features a touch of satire, alongside a deep and melancholy awareness of the bad forces around us - loved the read (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Subroto Chatterjee (4/7/2009 5:47:00 AM)

    Not surprising your pain shows in this confession;
    It has also something to do with your profession.
    Mankind's story is littered with woes;
    Do I believe in God? God knows. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 2 Points Wojja Fink (3/25/2009 9:35:00 AM)

    Doctor Doctor please help me do
    get me a ticket to escape with you
    all these bankers and brokers blind
    they keep trying to sell me
    a credit card mind,
    the mortgage is paid I'm no longer in debt
    and the credit card woman just wants me to sweat....lol love your poems...John (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 39 Points Malini Kadir (1/19/2009 11:13:00 PM)

    Why you have made me don my thinking cap! wow it is a nice way to see this lunatic world....... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Chitra - (1/19/2009 10:26:00 AM)

    food for thought, definitely put the reader in the introspective mode (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 77 Points C. P. Sharma (1/17/2009 8:53:00 AM)

    Dr. Hitesh, I loved this poem. I think 'all our yesterdays have lighted fools', let us hope we grow wiser today. A dialogue with a punch.
    CP (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 183 Points Palas Kumar Ray (1/13/2009 11:26:00 AM)

    ' Very well said, earth's an Asylum for the lunatics.'
    Deep anguish and pain about our helplessness is masterfully crafted in an interesting storyline.
    ____________________________________________________________________ (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Naseer Ahmed Nasir (1/13/2009 7:57:00 AM)

    Very true portray of so called modern world with political oppression.You have described the factual chronicle of todays world where people have really forgotten the moral values and self evaluate themselves as if they are everthing and never acknowledge others.The poem depicts the contemporary behaviour of self-centeredness and cruelty which has entangled the whole mankind with people getting so furious at times and carve hatred and odium on their hearts.Your state of frustration is so true, yet, this earth could been a heaven had mankind been sincere with God. But the humankind have turned it into an Asylum......10/10. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Vinod Kumar (1/12/2009 7:13:00 AM)

    Asylum, connected with the earth, i just disappointed a little to did that, then I realised to go through the whole content it is the correct title, bipolar disorder/cyclothymia, is encroched all minds actually the balancing is too disordered, but it cant to be still, surely it will turn to the stable balancing, Sorry for converting the prediction it is a wonderful great work, thank you Dr, Hitesh for the great work,10++ (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Min Sia (1/12/2009 6:35:00 AM)

    A great conversation with God..

    Very powerful message..the logic has set its way..the great revelation has darkened the minds..yet this may help us avoid from getting astray..and through God's will would lead the way back to Him...

    Amazing concept! Very well narrated! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Kesav Easwaran (1/11/2009 8:48:00 PM)

    so don't be wise...for danger is lurking out there! ...better to be a fool...and most happy if named a lunatic! truthful words, Hitesh...well composed...10 (Report) Reply

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