A Broken Gaia


When the dead become a mere count and lives just a statistic
When eyes run out of tears, numbed at the face of the horrific
When the divides of religion gouge the very fabric of humanity
In the dark days, when eye for an eye becomes sheer normality


Trudging on against a gale of blood, in the blackened terrain
Under the crushing power of hatred, distrust and disdain
Gaia’s very own virtues, purity, piety and love flounder
Shuddering, as she bows down and breaks asunder
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This world is a stage. My body is the part of our earth that I inherited for this lifetime; my parents, brains, education - I feel, are gifts given to boost the inheritance. I had the fortune of learning scriptures in Tirupati temple, engineering and technology at IIT Delhi and management from FMS, Delhi. IT industry of India taught me the lessons of life. Humanity taught me to be human. Universe taught me oneness. I believe, I do, I breathe, I live, by a simple saying - "you only have what you give away". I am presently working as Vice President, Technology at Ernst & Young. Also I am an editor of iDiya.net positive News Portal.


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