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Floods

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The sun struggled to unlock the door of day
For ominous clouds had gathered to collide
His gold complexion paled to a pallid grey
As he scowled behind the clouds while heaven cried
Unleashing torrents that hinted of doomsday
The elements now, o'er man's fate to decide
Levees were constructed for the flow to stay
All dismissively breached by the raging tide
Impassively it laid waste along its way
For only to nature's law it would abide
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Floods
Friday, January 19, 2018
Topic(s) of this poem: nature
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Bharati Nayak 23 January 2018
The gifts of the earth, had all been brought to grief Rapaciously plundered, to fulfil man's greed Now nature pays back without any relief Till all living things will, to her laws accede And even then, man's repentance will be brief As greed prevailed, nature then will again bleed - - - - - - - Such a wonderful poem ! ! Man's greed has no limit.His avarice has done irreparable damage to the ecosystem.
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Loke Kok Yee 23 January 2018
Thank you Bharati for taking time to read, By the way, did you get my message as to how to get these pictures?
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Geeta Radhakrishna Menon 22 January 2018
Excellent poem, Loke, that deserves high praise. The Nature has its own law. A man trying to mess with nature really gets into trouble. Nature should be left alone. As you have rightly subscribed, it is man's greed that lands him in trouble. I fully endorse the philosophy highlighted in this poem. The last verse is superb! To quote: The demise of man will not be nature's loss In his tenure, he left just unwanted dross. Perfect Rythm
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Loke Kok Yee 22 January 2018
Thanks Geeta, I am glad that you like it.
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David Wood 20 January 2018
This is a really good poem depicting the folly and greed of Man who is intent on destroying and polluting this planet. Nature one day will bite back, and bite back hard. A worthy 10.
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Loke Kok Yee 21 January 2018
Thanks David, your visit makes it special to me.
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Valsa George 20 January 2018
This is indeed one of your best.... Loke! Reading this I feel the fire and fury of Nature in all its magnitude! Your diction is wonderful here! Also, amazing flow and excellent rhyme! I fervently desire this to be chosen the poem of the day one of these days! Top marks!
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Loke Kok Yee 21 January 2018
Thanks Valsa, Your kind comments means more to me than the decisions of PH.
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Bri Edwards 19 January 2018
photo reminds me of when my wife drove through the garage............with a bulldozer. i told her i could repair it, and I DID! (see me and my repair...in the photo) ................bri ;)
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Loke Kok Yee 19 January 2018
Now you will have to teach her to drive a dump-truck to get rid of the mess.
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Bri Edwards 19 January 2018
you write that man .. left just unwanted dross I say: not all things 'man' has done/made has been: dross (noun) .... something regarded as worthless; rubbish. [maybe worthless to a cobra] i think THAT wording is a bit too strong! not all things 'man' has done has been worthless. and man, after all, (I SAY) , is part of nature. so let's blame nature/God for our transgressions against the REST of 'nature'. ok, now I feel better! how about you, poet and readers? bri ;)
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Loke Kok Yee 19 January 2018
I was thinking of you and me when I used the word dross. Ho! Ho! Ho!
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Bri Edwards 19 January 2018
Yet nature will in time, to her ills prescribe.......does this mean 'nature' will heal itself? (to be continued) .....
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Loke Kok Yee 19 January 2018
Exactly my friend, after you and I are long gone.
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Bri Edwards 19 January 2018
'favorite' line so far: The elixir of life now foreshadowed death ...............: ( RATH? ? i find two definitions: noun [Archaeology] (in Ireland) a strong circular earthen wall forming an enclosure and serving as a fort and residence for a tribal chief.....AND: [Indian] A chariot, especially one used to carry an idol in a ceremonial procession. See also rath yatra (to be continued) ...............
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