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Anyone Out There?
by Madathil Rajendran Nair
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He made man in His image
The Book said
Man defined life
To his liking
Made it mandatory
Water should exist
For intelligence to sustain

He stood gasping
Looking at the heavens
Am I alone here?
Is anyone out there?

The stars as always
Looked down upon him
The ignorant fool
With their shimmering gaze
In utter unconcern
Who thought on borrowed intelligence
And yet prided
He owned and knew everything
The master of the universe

And now his research has found
A planet somewhere
In the wilderness of the skies
A body of matter exists
With an abundance of water on it
Possibility of a companion on it

He got out of his bath-tub naked
Shouted to the world
Eureka, Eureka! I have found
A habitat in the universe
That can house
An image of mine
Life on earth
Watered by the very water
That I drink
That I offer to the Lord
In my morning prayers
And in Holy Communion
Across the world
I am not alone
Never have I been

A being more intelligent
Who breathed acid fumes
Took his daily bath
In acid ponds
Laughed at the mundane fool
Holding aloft a toast
Of cheers with his acid drink

A mountain inert
Right beside him
Pitied how far ignorance could go
This guy with the telescope
Knows everything
Yet he fails
To read the pulsating heart
Of the very thing next to him
That he considers lifeless
And prefers to philander
In ignorance of the sublimest kind

Never has anyone here been alone
When the Lord is constant companion
And who that Lord never ever ask
When the asking is a borrowed task

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October 13, 2013
More By: Madathil Rajendran Nair
Views: 997      Comments: 6

Comments on this Poem

Comment I am blown away - not a word more than necessary and such a beautiful way of looking at life.

Abhishek Nair
06/03/2014 12:58 PM

Comment May please get connected to me through my email: baburaj.v@rasi.in or invite you to be a visitor in my blog:www.soulsearchhr.blogspot.in
regards
Baburaj

Baburaj Nair
10/21/2013 04:35 AM

Comment Beautiful poem. I really do enjoy reading your poems.

Abigail
10/19/2013 18:47 PM

Comment The last line - ' .When the asking is a borrowed task' - has beautifully summarized, as Shree Adi Shankara said - 'ardhashlokena pravakshyami.....dindima'

balagopal
10/15/2013 02:50 AM

Comment Very interesting poem. I enjoyed reading it. Since we all acknowledge that we are part of an universe that consists of trillions of stars and planets, it makes sense to believe that life must exist other bodies of the universe.

However, for all practical purposes and foreseeable future, we are alone. It may change when we acquire technology similar to the "Transporter of the Startrek" movie series.

Vijayakumaran Nair
10/15/2013 01:52 AM

Comment Great! I like this more than your attempts to rhyme. You have raised a poser of great philosophical import and that last line is a real blast. Keep it up.

Rian John
10/15/2013 00:23 AM




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