Hamid Moghaddasi

Freshman - 772 Points (1972 / Tehran)

Who Stole The Butterflies? ! - Poem by Hamid Moghaddasi

I woke up at 7: 00 A.M. and turned on the radio; my 50 years old friend.
Announcer said: today is 15th of May 2016, we have a sunny day; temperature is 45 degrees centigrade.
I whispered: May, birth month; my love's name,40 years ago left me alone
and headed for paradise.
Oh, today I'm so exhausted to go out: busy world; full of annoying noise;
overcrowded, traffic cars, polluted air, full of lead and carbon dioxide,
seeing aimless emotions, with people colliding in the hot streets,
hearing about exotic types of cancers and diseases.
I lay on my bed and review bygone time, not too distant past:
I was born in Chicago 1937 before World War 2, when Bertalanffy's Global System theory was proposed,
Once, there was no News about: global warming; climate change; water vapor; greenhouse gases emissions; and atmospheric lifetime.
When the sky was blue and you could see Elysian clouds in it;
you could count stars at night and sunlight was the best friend of your skin;
in the outskirts of this bustling noisy city, there were many meadows;
with so many green trees; colorful flowers; and so many nice birds;
among cars you could also see horses; even the butterflies in the street;
temperature was 10 degrees lower than today.
Oh, I don't have the patience to go out;
Where are you my simple and green world? ! Really, who stole the butterflies? !
I Close my eyes, breathe slowly; I may be dead with the next breath.

Topic(s) of this poem: nature


Comments about Who Stole The Butterflies? ! by Hamid Moghaddasi

  • Rajnish MangaRajnish Manga (5/18/2017 2:19:00 PM)

    Most of us old timers look back and feel sorry for having missed the easy going days, the days of simplicity and purity some decades down the line. Humanity has paid the price for its follies and driven the present and future generations to turmoil. Thank you, Hamid. (Report)Reply

    Hamid MoghaddasiHamid Moghaddasi(5/22/2017 1:13:00 PM)

    Dear Rajinish Manga, thank you so much from my heart for your lovely comment on my work.
    Best Wishes
    Hamid Moghaddasi (Calm)

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  • Laurie Van Der HartLaurie Van Der Hart (5/18/2017 10:51:00 AM)

    Hey, this is a great poem, Hamid? I love your title and ending, and the accompanying picture. The world has sure gone down hill since that time. That simple green world is coming back again. The maker of it will ensure that. (Report)Reply

    Hamid MoghaddasiHamid Moghaddasi(5/22/2017 1:15:00 PM)

    Dear Laurrie, thank you for taking time to read my work and your lovely comments.
    Best Wishes
    Hamid Moghaddasi (Calm)

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, May 18, 2017

Poem Edited: Thursday, May 18, 2017


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