hasmukh amathalal

Gold Star - 18,122 Points (17/05/1947 / Vadali, Dist: - sabarkantha, Gujarat, India)

Back to stone age


I am happy to return to Stone Age
Old intolerance ghost is out of cage
Hatred and violence continue to creates rage
Nothing can be written on simple page

We have not matured and grown with age
Hell bent on rampage and committing carnage
Under the disguise and show cleverly managed
All looked so orderly and meticulously arranged

Does religion permit or allow shaking of faith?
Is it so hollow that compels us to meet with death?
Do we urge more and find berth?
Religions are many or in fact there is no dearth,

Faith is not limited and not restricted to self
Confined to books and not retained in shelf
Spreading poison and venom across the holy land
Dirty game is on and seems to go out of hand

Kill the holy animals to inflame the passion
Coupled with Loot, fire, chaos, burning and arson
Still no grief at heart and appeal for peace
Meeting with persons for situations to ease

Where we are heading for and still waiting
Unruly scenes go on without check and un-abetting,
Situation is allowed to worsen and letting things go
Hitting us below the belt with no ice melting so

For ages we have remained different
Not acknowledging the weakness prevalent and inherent
All below the surface but not looking apparent
Not happened in past but raising head in current

We will not shed the difference and say
Not to surrender and no willingness to pray
Try to create hegemony and complete sway
Misguiding public opinion and carrying away

Let unruly rule the scene
Witness the destruction never before seen
No willingness on part or more so keen
Part of the game though actually not have been

Are we heading for disaster?
No one is there to control as master
World is moving with speed and closing faster
why we play the role as that of blaster



Have yet not crossed all the limits?
Do we not undermine His role and not submit?
Can not candle the light and lead the procession?
Show to world the correct path with cessation

Lot of damage has been done to malign humanity?
There is no useful purpose of its continuity?
You may see the reason in its futility
Life with change to find super quality

No need to go backing Old Stone Age
It is nothing but bondage and cage
We should not burn from with rage
Let us start with new resolve on page

Submitted: Monday, May 25, 2009
Edited: Saturday, January 16, 2010

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  • Veteran Poet - 2,690 Points Rajnish Manga (11/24/2014 12:08:00 PM)

    This poem is a befitting commentary on our age and times. The man has made tremendous progress. But still the false vanity is driving us towards insanity. man v/s man, machine v/s machine and ideology v/s ideology. So much devastation and bloodshed. What for we took off from that wretched stone age? (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 67 Points Cheryl Griffith (2/1/2010 2:59:00 PM)

    I read a few of your poems. Your strike me as a tinker, you have the essence of a poet who sees the pain, hurts and issues that affects life, society and humanity as a whole and speak out about it in your poems. I especially like the first two stanza in Back to Stone Age. Your poems all have a particular rhythm which is good but become a bit singsong as it goes along. Also they tend to come across as just some words that rhyme because you focus on the rhyme more than anything. Look at poetic devices they can help your work. You have good potential (Report) Reply

  • Rookie bye bye... bye bye (12/12/2009 7:05:00 AM)

    I think it´s even worse! We are not back to Stone Age, we never left it!
    Very well penned, it´s tragical that it needs to be written, though... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 638 Points Marieta Maglas (9/28/2009 1:29:00 PM)

    Let unruly rule the scene,
    Witness the destruction never seen,
    No willingness or more so keen,
    But part of the game though actually not been
    wonderful poem, very well written.........10 (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Yacov Mitchenko (9/18/2009 10:56:00 PM)

    A few ideas present themselves here. First, you seem to be saying that, spiritually, we have not really evolved since the Stone Age. We have the same aggressive and violent tendencies. We're more dangerous now, given our sophisticated weapons and intellect. Religion is hollow now. We have many religious books, but they're either left unread, or if read, they don't ring true or resonate for many people. Religious leaders are mere politicians (perhaps they always were) .
    Impersonality of technology is taking over. Once again, I would have liked more concreteness in the poem, but it was still a good read. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Nikunj Sharma (8/16/2009 8:56:00 PM)

    True and hitting straight in heart. Marv ellous poem sir.pls read my 'in the name of religion'.. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 6 Points Rajaram Ramachandran (8/6/2009 10:31:00 AM)

    There is a saying 'History repeats.' There were wars fought during Mahabharata and Ramayana eras. Now also wars are fought on a major scale. Money power and muscle power are war mongers anywhere in the world. The poem in this
    context speaks well. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 124 Points Connie Marcum Wong (8/4/2009 2:19:00 PM)

    I commend you writing in English which is a difficult language to learn even for those raised in America. I must disagree with your sentiments on growth as I believe there has been much growth in all societies. There will probably always be those who wish to solve disagreements with war, but I am hopeful that humanity is becoming more enlightened and I see this by how my country has grown. Even twenty years ago it would have been impossible for us to have a mixed race president. Growth is slow but the time is here to rejoice in positive changes that are occurring all over the world. Namaste', Connie (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Radha Seth (8/2/2009 10:10:00 PM)

    Faith now not confined to self,
    Confined to books and retained in shelf...we are proviong difficult...10 (Report) Reply

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