Nazmul Haque

Rookie - 43 Points (1st March,1978 / Sirajgang, Bangladesh)

Oh Nature! - Poem by Nazmul Haque

Let there be no more war, oh nature!
Let us make an agreement(!) of peaceful harmony.
In this cruel world-
now your survival is in question,
The bond between you and us
must now take an ultimate change.

Oh nature, listen, listen carefully...
Your own way of sustaining,
your motherly care of saving life,
your primeval strategy -
Everything is now stolen, uncovered, unclothed.

That's not all, oh nature!
Mankind now holds so many developed techniques,
The weapons of mass-destruction
is breeding up like generations-
so much that no number can count them.

Oh nature, take now the lesson of cruelty from mankind,
Murder, assassination, the most updated way of self-suicide…
Borrow from us, oh river, the heart-shattering
horrific sound of war-ships, the volcano, war-fire…

Borrow from us, oh ocean, chemical war-weapons,
Borrow earth-quake, borrow from us –
the civilization-destroying master-mind.

Oh nature, listen, listen carefully…
Now, the time has come,
You have to be like us, have to keep pace with us;
Let us share the violence together, take up in your hand, oh nature-
the secret weapon of mass-destruction,
Let between man and nature be set up –
A violent equilibrium.

Oh nature, listen, listen carefully…
The core of your heart, the ever-green fresh face of yours,
is now at the target of nuclear attack.

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, May 19, 2011

Poem Edited: Thursday, May 19, 2011

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