The Growth of the Great Depression
“But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be sons of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.”-Matthew
Where has vanished the sweet harmony?
You can have it
Sermon on the Mount
Turn again, turn again
A wrong way have the people gone
Forsaking Non-violence and Truth
O that is great shame!
Look, our planet bleeds,
Thick polluted with terror.
There’s not the tiniest space
But in its motion groans and weeps.
Come, O ancient sages!
Come, O Shepherd from the hill!
Pierce all stratagems, all falsehood
With your sweetest touch.
For Anthrax and chemical weapons
May create a bigger Hiroshima.
More lethal than Bomb. Noxious furnace..
Does malice or sorcery guide missiles to targets?
Who is conspiring to fire the deadly weapons
From the moon itself?
Unto you I come again
Till you protect the sheep.
Divine command none obeys
And we have gone astray
Alas! False enchanter governs our ensnared spirit
Prefers venom to fountain pure
As the autumnal winds threaten the golden ore
Sorcerer’s fundamentalism entices
Temple, mosque, church grow dark.
Distant cheer of sacred hymns and psalms
Recedes now, fainter
Down the devouring crags
And bitter is my grief.
Has man become sadist?
In Kashmir, fierce encounter;
Mortal shelling, landmine blast;
No more vernal breezes
From groves and dales cheer our soul
No more happy rivulets sing now,
The last mirth has expired.
Landmines kill near the meadows
While the soft landscape trembles, nay, bleeds.
Sadly we witness false intellectuals
In a world of stygian gloom and shelterless tree
Befriending Hecate’s snares
Assailed by vengeance
And sullen ego-
Fanaticism. Remember Ayodhya,
Australian priest’s murder.
Beware of the sordid land!
Invisible Furies pursue us:
Solitary saint worships in the desert
Near the sacred rock red with Jesus blood.
Soon a thousand missiles of Satan and his demons deadly
From his lake of fire and sulphur
Attacked the Poet.
The Poet was captured, but rescued by
Almighty Jehovah , the destroyer of awful monsters,
And the fiery monster was tormented forever and ever.