Asylum Earth Poem by Dr Hitesh Sheth

Asylum Earth

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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


Reshma Ramesh 12 January 2009 sure is one asylum.........great write hitesh.....well penned

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So true love it.. I love the form of it and all the facts applied great write Krista

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Naseer Ahmed Nasir 13 January 2009

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.

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Deepti Agarwal 15 January 2009

good narartion..and equally good thought brought down in wonderful words..

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C. P. Sharma 17 January 2009

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

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Nivedita Bagchi SPC UK 09 June 2010

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

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“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?

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Richard Dates 02 May 2009

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

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Cindy Kreiner Sera 11 April 2009

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

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Subroto Chatterjee 07 April 2009

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.

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Dr Hitesh Sheth

Dr Hitesh Sheth

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