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    Adam's Nightmare
    by mazHur


    This is not the same earth
    I came to from Heaven;
    It's an ocean of bewildered men
    A sea of befuddled women.

    So many offspring will I have
    didn't occur to me before,
    the fuller sight of diverse faces
    tends to make my heart sore.

    Away from Nature it all seems,
    Life on Earth seems handicapped,
    Food and drink and gait and garb
    by the snare of Science entrapped.

    Oh, my children! What have you done,
    miserable you have turned my place!
    My camels and donkeys and sheep are gone,
    your noisy vehicles lack solace.

    You have routed my little cottage,
    the cozy shelter Eve took pride in;
    I hate the sight of your ugly shoe-boxes
    and the concrete high-rises so mean.

    Chemicals flowing in every vein,
    refuse scattered here and there;
    Mother Nature half-choked to death,
    politics and terror reigning everywhere.


    Oh, no, this is certainly not my Earth!
    This isn't the place where my first foot fell;
    The Earth which the gracious God had built for me
    You fella's have simply turned into Hell!
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    When asked how World War III would be fought, Einstein replied that he didn't know. But he knew how World War IV would be fought: With sticks and stones.
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    Something's gotta give PrinceMyshkin's Avatar
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    The whole of this is moving and makes important points. I was especially struck by:

    Quote Originally Posted by mazHur View Post


    So many offspring will I have
    didn't occur to me before,
    the fuller sight of diverse faces
    tends to make my heart sore.


    and

    Oh, no, this is certainly not my Earth!
    This isn't the place where my first foot fell;
    The Earth which the gracious God had built for me
    You fella's have simply turned into Hell!

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    I always get inspired by your poems.

    May I ask what inspired you to writer all these beautiful poems?

    “Those who seek to satisfy the mind of man by hampering it with ceremonies and music and affecting charity and devotion have lost their original nature””

    “If water derives lucidity from stillness, how much more the faculties of the mind! The mind of the sage, being in repose, becomes the mirror of the universe, the speculum of all creation.

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    Good one.
    I sang of leaves, of leaves of gold, and leaves of gold there grew.

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    All are at the crossroads qimissung's Avatar
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    That's beautiful, mazhur.
    "The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its' own reason for existing." ~ Albert Einstein
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    Love it, I can really experience the setting of this poem.

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    Wonderful meaningful poem; I feel the same way. The last line is very effective, Maz. Interesting how you capitalized some first words in line and not others; was that intentional? The poem has a nice feeling of continuity and flow which seems natural to you and your way of writing. I like this poem very much. Thanks for sharing with all of us. Keep writing!
    "It's so mysterious, the land of tears."

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    I deeply appreciate you comments and thank you all for the same.

    best
    maz
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    When asked how World War III would be fought, Einstein replied that he didn't know. But he knew how World War IV would be fought: With sticks and stones.
    -(:===============

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