Honoured with 2010 “Excellence in World Poetry Award” by the International Poets Academy Poetry
(Dedicated to a poetic society – Deepak Sarkar, www.kolki.com
Poems are as ancient as history!
As humans evolved with hymns and chanting
Teaching generations with sounds romantic -
From basics to philosophy to meta-physics!
Poetry is an art of vocal delivery!
That brings rhythmic motion of creativity
Never lost in vast texts inconclusive
Carries eternal messages with simplicity!
Poetry makes conversations lively!
Encourages politeness to all sentient beings
Yet at times appears dormant and illusive
Indulging people in mindless gossips!
But it rises against oppression and injustice!
Brings people together for change productive
As it stanzas act like missiles for peace -
Resurrecting universal love, truth, and justice! Planet Earth
(Dedicated to sustainable healthy planet earth – Deepak Sarkar,www.kolki.com
In this vast universe
Among seemingly infinite space and distant stars
I am the living Planet Earth
Revolving merrily as family around my star, the Sun!
I have been living for ages caring for millions
Mineral, oil, gas deposits act like my organs!
My soil is fertile to satisfy being of all forms
Plants, insects, birds, and animals!
My oceans are mechanisms for atmospheric balance
Ensuring a predictable life support system immortal!
While most sentient being respect my natural order
Humans need mining, drilling, and logging, for life and culture!
But the entrepreneurial ambitions for material gains of lust
Resembling my existence as decapitated body parts!
So it is time for humans to ask -
Is it alright to siphon last drop of oil sheltered by the rock?
Is it alright to clear cut and uproot old growth to log?
Is it alright to extract metallic ores creating miles of holes?
Don’t they unitedly constitute their living abode?
It is time for humans to understand -
Thousands of years prepared my body for genetic evolution
Soon to be hostile place to live for generations!
That time may be running out to fix my scars from self healing
Making me slip/wobble during daily spin
Producing unpredictable day, night, and seasons!
If humans continue drilling, logging, mining for greed
Transferring earth around for quick profit
Induced imbalance may soon affect axial inclination
Causing enormous calamities leading to global devastations!
Depriving world from solstices, equinoxes, and celebrations
Resulting in permanent summer or winter in many regions
Triggering endless migrations, wars, and annihilations!
Hope ‘Earth Day’ becomes a day of global consciousness
Respecting unison with the spirit of peaceful coexistence! Pine Tree
(Dedicated to a conscious pristine world – Deepak Sarkar,www.kolki.com
Oh mighty pine –
You were born to live long with pride!
Having grown from a small cone with head high
Surrounded by family or alone in countryside
Withstanding droughts and fires, storms and cold nights
Enjoying snow, rain, and sunshine
Sheltering birds, insects, moss, and vines
Watching sunset and sunrise
Staring at the stars in dark night sky
Wondering about phases of moonlit night
Bathing in dawn’s early light
Witnessing time passes by with season’s rhyme
Hearing cyclic stories of deciduous nearby!
But without knowing –
You would be terminated depriving long natural life
Along with all supported insects and vines
Leaving birds homeless without shelter so cozy and high -
As logger’s saw would cut through rings without a sigh
Selling body parts for lucrative civilized sites
Making mulch from your branches so full of life
Fowl smell would replace enchanting odour of pine!
Some will protest quietly, a few may cry
Consoling with hopes you left some cones in the wild!
I will protect siblings growing in yard with smile
As long as I can raise my head high! Diplomacy
(Dedicated to Internationl Day of Human Rights – Deepak Sarkar,www.kolki.com
Let love, mercy and mutual understanding
Be the tools for world diplomacy!
Bridging all the gaps and barriers
Created by military dominance and supremacy!
A pen is mightier than a sword!
Let us prove once more!
A mind above doubts and fear -
Can break the ice, ‘status quo’, forever!
A heart which eager to love
Can win enemy as friends!
The ears which are ready to listen
Ignore all strategic military intelligence!
When arms are ready to embrace
Thoughts are energised in optimism!
All human problems find solution
In honestly brokered communication! Apology
(Dedicated to International Day of Non-Violence – Deepak Sarkar,www.kolki.com
I apologized, sometimes in silence often aloud,
Every time an animal was abused or slaughtered
A fellow human was tortured or murdered
Military invaded foreign lands as destructive power
Family homes demolished by missiles and bulldozers!
I apologized, before mowing lawns and trimming shrubs
Being unable to help a pet scared looking for owner
Unconsciously acting rude or unwelcoming to others
Seeing people in need suffer cold Northern winter!
Whenever I forgot, thorns poked me as reminder!
I apologized for my indifference during daily chores–
Whenever elected officials appeared lying under oath
Leaders justified missiles and troops bypassing votes
Loggers got new license to cut more old growth
Free trades forced citizens out of dear cozy homes!
I apologized –
When allied power used sanctions for military might
A patient suffered uninsured in silence all night
A child couldn’t attend school in ghettos out of sight
Dinner has been served but many starving nothing to bite
Governments get hijacked by media, intelligence, and elites!
If one needs reasons to apologize –
There are millions to maintain status quo of our way of life! Stock Market
(Dedicated to a natural free market of complimentary trades with enough competition and less duplication - Deepak Sarkar)
The bell rings each morning -
Except on weekends or holidays!
Signaling the opening of the market -
In the heart of most crowded cities.
Traders rush in to make their bids (day) -
As millions of shares change invisible hands!
Making it a bull market or bear market -
Just like the happiness and sorrow of life!
The market grows on good ROI (return on investment) -
And shrinks when workers salaries go high!
The market hates full employment -
Fearing inflation may rise!
And it loves underemployment -
When workers work for less with a smile!
Politicians always worry about the market -
With economy and election in their mind!
They are always there to guard it from all evils -
Like a mother of a newborn child!
Human brain needs a steady pure blood supply -
Even a computer requires a stable power intake!
But, the fate of democratic free market must comply -
With an uncertain, volatile and ambiguous stock market!!