Dependability

The rituals like frog marriage
are no longer used to summon clouds
to drench the thirsty creatures
of the thirsty earth,
no longer is worshipped
Indra, Zeus, Tlaloc or Jupiter,
primitive beliefs no longer persist,
dependability is not in our DNA
we now believe
in our knowledge
and streaming technology,
resources and capability are there
to induce the recalcitrant clouds
to generate artificial rains,
we don’t mind dependability
on machines and machinations…

But we can’t accept
the supremacy of nature, and
keep smiling shamelessly without caring
for the smile of nature
that loses her patience
and takes revenge in her own ways, 
cognitive distortions have sabotaged
this beautiful relationship too,
like all other relationships we have…

Superficial pride makes us artificial
like a medicine that has side effects,
smiling for the sake of smiling
has become our nature 
forgetting that
all we need is nature itself…


–Kaushal Kishore

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27 Comments

  1. When amazing poets like yourself, write such brilliant poems on topics as crucial as these, it leaves an impact. The themes don’t remain monotonous anymore and they inspire thousands of readers, like me.
    “Superficial pride makes us artificial
    like a medicine that has side effects”
    A very powerful comparison, truly amazing!

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    1. Thank you, Garima for your generous words and being so thoughtfully supportive. I feel humbled and appreciate that you have underlined those lines. Stay blessed 😊💐

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  2. Such a wise view of humanity’s
    arrogance and Nature’s
    greatnes. Oh yes she will take
    revenge, she does take revenge
    and all these heat extremes,
    monster storms drought and
    flooding are very clear signs that
    we must mend our ways and
    quickly. i loved how you developed your message Kaushal! Bravo my friend!!!

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    1. Well said, Karima. You have rightly underlined the need to protect and preserve the nature. The ecological imbalance is quite palpable, writing on the wall. Thank you again, Karima!

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  3. Thank you, Kaushal, for writing an excellent poem on our disregard and abuse of nature, given the avalanche in North Italy that killed people, the floods in Sydney that cost the lives of people,
    and today’s devastation of wildfires in Portugal.
    We don’t have planet B, only this one, Earth, and we must learn to love and respect Nature.

    Joanna

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    1. You have rightly pointed out that we don’t have planet B. We have to take proper care of this earth. The natural calamities are seen everywhere nowadays including India either in the form of floods, droughts, landslides, cloudbursts etc. Thank you, Joanna, for sharing your thoughts. Much appreciated!

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  4. There used to be an advertisement that said, “It’s not nice to fool mother nature!” Maybe it’s time to bring back that slogan!

    Kk, I loved the poem and the way you began with interesting rituals to to bring rain and a list of gods from history. Very engaging! Very convincing! ❤

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    1. You’re absolutely right, Cheryl, the importance of nature needs to be underlined more frequently. The rituals were solemnised earlier to emphasise this point, as we used to treat elements of nature as Gods and Goddesses. Thank you for sharing your words of concern and appreciation 😊💖

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  5. Your lovely poem reminded me of a news report yesterday. Firefighters are working feverishly to save giant 2000 yr old Sequoia trees in the path of dangerous forest fires in California by wrapping them in aluminum foil and bathing them in sprays from dwindling water supplies. In this instance, humans know how vast the natural loss would be.

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    1. Very well said, Annie! Humans realise the gravity of situation, but not act appropriately. That’s the misfortune. Thank you for sharing your thoughts.

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