Smoke in Heaven
Smoke in Heaven
The Lord felt ill at ease,
(Gods in heaven are immune to disease),
He grew more and more tense,
The pungent smell was quite intense.
Guards of Heaven He at once summoned,
Who every gate of Heaven manned,
To know who was polluting Heaven
And to his presence bring the felon.
The god of winds came rushing in
Amidst all the chaos and din,
Said he "O Lord! Smoke has rolled up
From the fire that has built up,
It comes from the peopled earth
Where there seems to be no dearth
Of issues or excuses for arson
Which can be started by any person.
Not long ago it did happen
When a politician was put in a pen,
He had stirred a hornet's nest,
I know it was on religion, I bet.
I heard of a very recent incident
Where an office bearer or a President
Of a union or a political outfit
Posted something which many did discomfit.
I am told about some Facebook
Which is a favourite of many a crook,
Where they post what they like,
But there are many who dislike.
There was another occasion
When events shook the nation,
Language was the issue then,
This issue had cropped often.
The present issue is about a statue
Which has been painted a different hue,
None seems to have any clue,
But everyone airs his view.
Vehicle smoke does not reach the sky,
Below the cloud level they lie,
It is the holocaust caused by men
That races up to Heaven.
All these have led to mayhem and arson,
The smoke blocking the rays of the sun
And even reaching thy abode,
All these because of the human horde."
Clearing his throat the Lord said:
"Arson leaves hundreds dead,
Homeless thousands are made,
No one comes to their aid,
Killings and arson seem to flourish,
No one bothers when people perish,
Is arson the only way
For people to have their say?
I blessed Man with intellect,
About this gift I very well recollect,
I'm afraid he has lost this gift
And now of it he seems bereft.
Heaven feels the heat and smoke,
Petrol filled in bottles of Coke
People use as offensive missile,
Leaving behind a bloody trail.
What is a man's tongue for?
Surely it is not to instigate war,
He should speak the language of peace
And from making inflammatory speeches cease.
No longer will I remain silent,
No longer will I be resilient,
If smoke from earth reaches the sky,
I will make mankind for mercy cry.