What Next? - Poem by Hasmukh Amathalal
We fall victims to our own thinking
World moves on without our making
Why not move ahead and take along
Any set back may prove us wrong
Why should they bank on your obsolete views?
When there are no serious takers except few
It is highly unacceptable in modern world
Where it needs dynamic approach and hold
Modern day think may not be influenced by morality
It may lack or doesn’t have any ethics or durability
Still it will find its way with wide recognition
They want result without use of any ammunition
High rise buildings with their points touching to the sky
Who would want to wait for asking any question, why?
It is marvelous piece of architectural theory and feat
Any logic may fail and continuously go on to beat
It is outer show that blinds mankind with superiority
Search for sea and sky secrets is their first priority
Billions of rupees are spent on fruitful search program
Millions starve on land and glob is turning warm
We are falling prey to material gain
Rapid growth all round without much pain
Vast areas of land turning into arid without rain
To preserve land into green forestry is going into vain
Our area of thrust is turning into micro level
With fewer efforts, we fare well and excel
We need to have biological eye to view it minutely
It is modern day miracle that has come up lately
Both the school of thoughts differ poles apart
One has absurd thinking and others prompt and smart
One is pragmatic and idealistic where as others realistic
One has to be banked up logically and other with statistics
The gulf is widening and no where to have common ground
World can’t come to terms and no where near to be found
It has generated space to be filled soon without any vacuum
Question is now who should feel proud of and credit on whom?
We have left behind rich legacy of cultural heritage
It can’t be considered outdated or of class vintage
It may have its own shining with lots off to offer
World can’t do away with it though they may differ
Why are we still not happy with our technological advance?
Can’t we have little debate over issues and have glance?
Will it not be balancing act between old and new?
We got to make concerted bid for balancing old and new
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