The rivers and streams
flow with fear;
lakes and oceans live with doubt;
the mountains and hills gloom:
mankind has trespassed.
The stone cries hard;
the soil weeps
and the trees and animals
living on them shake with fright
as they watch the doings of mankind,
as they witness the endless flow
of thick blood, just thick human blood.
The sun sweats his heat;
the moon hides her face,
scared to see what humans have done.
Clouds scamper for safety;
the wind blows in fury;
the whole earth quakes:
humans have conquered unknown territories.
The rat is afraid of crossing the road,
the bird of flying,
the bat of roaming;
the owl has stopped hooting,
all are afraid of our arrows and bows.
Babies have stopped giggling,
scared of harridans’ gaze;
farmers and entrepreneurs
have stopped their works,
cause their wheat and coins
have been stolen by the sitting kevins.
The pure have preached pure love
“Love your neighbour as you love yourself;
Pray for your enemies, do good
to those who curse you.”
They have preached water but taken wine.
Pure love is this:
That we may burn all hate,
from a solid scalding iron
to white discardable ashes.
Oh that all mankind would
put their front foot forward
environmental degradation,(C) 2022 Lamittan Minsah, All rights reserved.
and sexual violence.
Why do we embrace religion
without love and care?
Why do we carry holy scriptures
in one hand, and in the other,
swords, guns and machetes?
Are our supremes too mean
to teach us fondness,
or are we just too stiff-necked
to learn and stand for the truth?
The soil weeps:
humans have destroyed their habitation.