Treasure Island



From whence come a swine flu
Still all are groping for a clue.
Oh Lofty Heavens! How come it
invades human race
Unless they too have become
swine’s own image.

The Human too
has infested the hallowed
frame of earth.
He is destroying the tree- earth’s lungs
He is polluting ocean- earth’s blood
He is hollowing mountains- earth’s bones
And excavating minerals- earth’s tissue
This swine flu of earth
is swarming, encircling and
suffocating earth’s breath.

This wretched leeches or earth influenza virus
sucks and gnaws the body of Gaia
Born to deface
God’s grace.
Is he really worth his salt
or God’s mind-boggling fault.


Submitted: Tuesday, August 11, 2009

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  • Ken E Hall (4/1/2011 10:58:00 PM)

    Plenty of swines on this earth who are not the gist of this poem we must pull our aims up to look after the planet+++++10... coincedence I have the flu for 2 weeks now caught it in Hongkong...maybe stir fry germs...regards (Report) Reply

  • Anjali Sinha (6/9/2010 5:02:00 AM)

    As told by Judy Meibach

    From: Judy Meibach (New York United States; Female; 49)
    To: Anjali Sinha
    Date Time: 6/8/2010 11: 58: 00 AM (GMT -6: 00)

    Subject: Swine Flu

    I liked the title of this piece - as I realize that the swine flu affects us here in the states as it has affected you down under - your correlation of us as swine was interesting - and the choices of words that you used was great. (Report) Reply

  • Ravi Sathasivam (12/2/2009 2:21:00 AM)

    Well expressed poem with strong and powerful words.
    Hope, everyone gets this message soon.
    Thanks (Report) Reply

  • Aprajita Rana (10/19/2009 9:34:00 AM)

    very contemporary
    it was a very good way to wake humans and alert them about what they are doing (Report) Reply

  • Deodath Debideen (10/17/2009 9:01:00 PM)

    Well put! Swine flu has human, pig and bird DNA segments from three continents. So the swine must have invented it! Worth a full score! (Report) Reply

  • Ranjit Ravindran (10/13/2009 11:58:00 AM)


    'Born to deface
    God’s grace.'....... Ultimate truth...all of us do it & justify it.

    Wish everyone gets this message before its too late. (Report) Reply

  • G. Murdock (9/8/2009 11:48:00 PM)

    this is a great poem about epedemic and pollution. The miracle of the great mother earth is her ability to cope and transform and she has had inhospitable years of barreness and infertility. She has shaken and bled her molten core upon the surface as Pelee' and from her eruptions of temper the islands of paradise arose. Humans can do little to hurt the great mother of us all. After our kind others will come and so on. We are not the worst that has come and the great earth mother will only tolerate our insolence for awhile. We are killing ourselves and future generations and for that the earth mother cries. If you think of the few moments mankind has been here compared to the trillions of moments the earth has been here, we've done nothing to hurt mother earth. (Report) Reply

  • Mystic Indian (8/24/2009 3:27:00 AM)

    9/10 for capitalizing and rendering an interesting view on the topical and

    Is he really worth his salt
    or God’s mind-boggling fault.

    10++ for the masterful rendering and the brilliant closure i've read in ages. you get my vote too. Way to go, Gal! (Report) Reply

  • Deborah Cromer (8/20/2009 9:41:00 AM)

    Wow. This poem takes the stand. Written straight out and upfront. Says it to the point and then some! Good lines and great words, powerful piece of work. DC (Report) Reply

  • Akram Saqib (8/20/2009 6:50:00 AM)

    The Human too
    has infested the hallowed
    frame of earth.
    are the words that present the true picture of the issue
    good write (Report) Reply

  • Autumn Jones (8/18/2009 12:46:00 PM)

    Wow this is good. It sort of goes with what I wrote about in my poem Pollution/Environment. It's time we actually do something not just talk about it. Thanks for the thoughts. I give it a 10. (Report) Reply

  • Sulaiman Mohd Yusof (8/18/2009 11:44:00 AM)

    Its quite horrible to think about it.The last pandemic was in the 1917 era where 50 millions of world population perished. (Report) Reply

  • Chitra - (8/14/2009 9:02:00 AM)

    the stark reality of man and his ways, playing havoc with nature and its forces (Report) Reply

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