Hasmukh Amathalal

Gold Star - 741,554 Points (17/05/1947 / Vadali, Dist: - sabarkantha, Gujarat, India)

Acid Test - Poem by Hasmukh Amathalal

Are we not becoming intolerant society?
Gruesome murders, riots stabbing –all in different varieties?
May be it has become part of our life and necessities
Everybody wants to capitalize and understands its futility

On the name of religion, we simply kill each other
Humanity on run and no one takes care or bother
Shame, hatred curse all have taken front seat
No regrets on face – see face to face and sit

What makes it so difficult to meet each other?
Have we gone berserk and unnecessarily differ
Have we nothing new to see and offer?
Why unpleasant things in life to utter?

We may not find answer to this or solution
We have no means to for evaluation
Morality is no where and has lost the ground
Near is near miss and no whereto be found

We can’t tolerate the well being of others
Frustration and worries all that bothers us
We don’t find ways to satisfy ourselves
We talk different and abnormally behave

Thousands are killed in day light scene
Flash with bodies scattered and all over seen
May be we still don’t need peace or respite
Nature has turned blind eye on us to ignite

Have we gone crazy over the issues?
Does humanity demand no dues?
Are we in state of shock and despair?
Can we not build trust or repair?

Will this not stop in days to come?
Will our efforts fail and or are not welcome?
Do we need complete annihilation from surface?
Is it right path or we call it mad race?

With so much bitterness, kill or get killed
Traitors and terrorists get rejoice and thrilled
Innocents and passers by face the wrath
Meet with ugly fate in the form of death

Is ethnic cleansing only way out?
Is it not the challenge and we face the rout?
What is all this nonsense and war talk about?
Why do we face unseasonal rain and drought?

Are we not wholly to be blamed?
Bloodbath in the name of peace claimed
Still many more lives may be lost
No solution in sight despite staggering cost

Take it for granted humanity may survive
Existence with harmony and peace may revive
It may incur losses with constant unrest
Time is essence but powerful acid test

We may love to live to endure
All best efforts to strengthen and secure
Make it worthy as our best future
Our future generation may have happy tenure


Comments about Acid Test by Hasmukh Amathalal

  • (12/27/2009 8:24:00 PM)

    great thoughts on which to ponder, as humanity as a whole is destruction at its climax (Report)Reply

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  • (12/18/2009 5:05:00 AM)

    very fine...poem mind blowing..... (Report)Reply

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  • (12/7/2009 7:15:00 AM)

    Kind of puts many things in one shopping bag. (Report)Reply

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  • (12/6/2009 2:52:00 AM)

    Peaceful social life is becoming a tale of gone days, life is chaotic, and lawbreaker are roaring monsters in the civil life.........you have given a true picture.... (Report)Reply

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  • (11/7/2009 7:28:00 PM)

    May be it has become part and necessities
    Everybody wants to capitalize and understands its utilities
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  • (11/7/2009 7:18:00 PM)

    Are we not becoming intolerant society?
    Gruesome murders, riots stabbing in different varieties
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  • (11/5/2009 2:46:00 PM)

    Yes people are lovers of themselves! ...with no natural affection for one another this definitely captures and describes the air of the world we live in today... good poem (Report)Reply

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  • (11/5/2009 4:18:00 AM)

    This poem should have a better flow... (Report)Reply

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  • (11/4/2009 2:52:00 AM)

    Yes; time is essence and a powerful acid test! Great thought! (Report)Reply

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  • (10/27/2009 1:44:00 PM)

    I really like this one. good work (Report)Reply

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  • (10/23/2009 10:32:00 AM)

    Its not war between right and wrong but between two rights.
    Thanks for thoughtful poem as usual Sir.
    Ten++
    Ms. Nivedita

    Thanks for comments
    Cordially invite to read and comment on
    Enigmatic Navel
    Lie Sly or other poems.
    niv
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  • Chris G. Vaillancourt (10/13/2009 7:00:00 PM)

    Powerful, evocative and engaging! (Report)Reply

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  • (10/13/2009 5:40:00 AM)

    Lots of pertinent questions for this era... unfortunately man is inverted in his belief of his god and of himself. I have said before... when man starts to really believe in god then man will let god do his/her work... As for man... considering his DNA is dominated by virus codes is it any wonder he behaves like a virus.
    Like your work mate... fine poem, well written with a poet's heart.
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  • Nooruddeen Mm (10/3/2009 12:09:00 PM)

    Humanity is getting drained out day by day in this present world
    What shall we do?

    Rgds
    Nooruddeen
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  • (10/2/2009 9:47:00 PM)

    On the name of religion we simply kill each other
    Humanity on run and no one takes care or bother
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  • (10/2/2009 9:10:00 PM)

    Are we not becoming intolerant society?
    Gruesome murders, riots stabbing in different varieties?
    May be it has become part and necessities
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  • (10/1/2009 9:45:00 PM)

    Thousands are killed in day light scene
    Flash with bodies scattered and all over seen
    May be we still don’t need peace or respite
    Nature has turned eye on us still we ignite
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  • Shekhar Joshi (10/1/2009 12:32:00 PM)

    On the name of religion we simply kill each other
    Humanity on run and no one takes care or bother
    Shame, hatred curse all have taken front seat
    No regrets and no face to show or eyes to meet...........so very true(mostly) .......

    its powerful.........loved it..... ;)
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  • (10/1/2009 7:38:00 AM)

    Are we not wholly to be blamed?
    Bloodbath in the name of peace claimed
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  • (9/30/2009 10:28:00 PM)

    May be it has become part and necessities
    Everybody wants to capitalize and understands it utilities
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Poem Submitted: Sunday, September 20, 2009

Poem Edited: Monday, August 1, 2011


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