jeh chikalu


Oh God - Poem by jeh chikalu

you made this world too great and complicated
for simple souls like us
we cannot understand the reason
for this vast variety
in your grand design for life
its beyond our narrow sensibilities

why didn’t you use a common mould
a single colour
for all humanity
a standard grid
to portion territories

are you against equality
why this mess of hierarchies

now there are some who have
and some who don' t
and some who have and still want more
and same have more and couldn’t care less
beyond their selfish selves

and we see in the eyes of our fellow human beings
suspicion and hate and greed
and deprivation of basic need

and we've fragmented further
your wonderful variety
we've even torn you apart
and scattered your pieces

you no longer exist .
within our hearts

you made this world too great and complicated
for simple souls like us
we cannot understand the reason
for this vast variety
in your grand design for life
its beyond our narrow sensibilities

why didn’t you use a common mould
a single colour
for all humanity
a standard grid
to portion territories

are you against equality
why this mess of hierarchies

now there are some who have
and some who don' t
and some who have and still want more
and same have more and couldn’t care less
beyond their selfish selves

and we see in the eyes of our fellow human beings
suspicion and hate and greed
and deprivation of basic need

and we've fragmented further
your wonderful variety
we've even torn you apart
and scattered your pieces

you no longer exist .
within our hearts
maybe

we could do a better job
to make this world
one large family
with the help of science and technology

sons and daughters
cultured in laboratories
to a pre determined capacity
according to the available energy
for equitability

and blood relationships
could become history
and there would be no need
no suspicion or hate or greed
in equitability

eternal identical-ity
and no identity
and creativity?

can we create
without emotion
can we talk
without having a view
can we laugh without crying
can we compose
with just one note

imagine a rainbow
with just one colour


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Poem Submitted: Thursday, December 15, 2011

Poem Edited: Friday, December 16, 2011


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