Mediterranean Blues - Poem by DEEPAK KUMAR PATTANAYAK

Mediterranean blues
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Red has turned the Mediterranean
Glimmering like that of a sunset crimson
Whether it’s dawn or dusk
Makes no difference to their task
Even embarrassed is the sun
At the sight of purple stain
And the moon beneath the shimmering skies
Fears to bath in the Mediterranean red-blues
This is not a geographical phenomenon
But a graphic testament of man’s inhumanity to man
Alongside the beach, the captives are seen
Lined up to be beheaded anon
Whether it’s Iraq or Syria
Paris or Libya
Egypt or Jordan or Copenhaghen
Tentacles of terrorism reaching every region
Prostrating us before them
Not to beg for life but to be slain in mayhem
Indeed the turbulence in the region
Is frantically acquiring a frightful dimension
Oh brutal beings! Be kind to the human kind
For we are all children of the same God
Which kind of religion do you preach?
That teaches you humanity to lynch
Are you bereft of all your senses?
That refrain you not from killing your brothers and sisters
Are your hands made of iron?
And your heart nothing but a stone
Denuded of a feel
Of kindness, love, and affection supposed to be the nectar of God for all
You carry many a bad name
Like cynics and malefactors and slayers, indeed a shame
And God might be ashamed
Of creating you in His beautiful world
And shedding tears alone
“Accursed what a blunder I have done”
Whether it is east or west
You go on building your nest
Only meant to kill innocents
And destroy God’s creations at best
Birds build and ants so organized
Never do they harm anybody, rather for peace they bleed
Oh you preachers!
Stop abrading and tearing this earth, your mother
In whose lap we are all born to make her beautiful
But, alas, to see her groaning with pains unbearable
Tears well up in our eyes seeing your mischief
That God even is ashamed of and weeps
Oh Minions of Satan,
Be kind enough to spare the humanity to oblivion
Or else, hell shall be a far cry for you even
Please do stop overwhelming this lovely world with terrorism in the name of religion

Topic(s) of this poem: terrorism

Comments about Mediterranean Blues by DEEPAK KUMAR PATTANAYAK

  • Rajesh Thankappan (3/5/2015 9:22:00 AM)

    Terrorism and religion should be the most unlikely mix and yet surprisingly this is what is happening. We should condemn terrorism emanating from any religion for religion per se teaches harmony. A powerful poem Deepakji, which I believe shall surely reach the heart of millions....10 (Report) Reply

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  • Amitava Sur (3/4/2015 8:39:00 PM)

    Wherever I hear of some terrorist activity, it hurts me, thinking how a person can be so brutal and devilish? Is he or she a human at all? And by doing this what he / she gains at last? Very vividly you expressed the inhuman atrocity, being conducted by some insane people on earth to destroy the brotherhood and peace. Thank you.

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  • Valsa George (3/4/2015 6:10:00 AM)

    Each time we hear of a terrorist attack, these are the thoughts that course through our minds! But still we can never fathom the depth of horror, misery and deprivation which those directly affected and their relatives undergo! Why does man become so satanic, I often wonder! When will there emerge a world where peace and love reign.....? Very powerful sentiments coming from a peace loving heart! (Report) Reply

  • Madathil Rajendran Nair (3/4/2015 6:02:00 AM)

    Very forcefully descriptive poem roaring like the Red Sea. (10) (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Poem Edited: Tuesday, March 3, 2015

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