Treasure Island

M.D Dinesh Nair



On the heights of mountains and valleys with dark depths
Alas! Man searches for beauty and gets mesmerized by it.
What a Himalayan blunder it is!
A historian will tell tales of his misdeeds later.

Nature bans him from frequenting such places
She is there in her infinite charms like the nymph in her private chamber
Why should he go there to feel her presence?
A fantasy may better satiate him and he may live long.

Man has to live in regions where the gregarious feel is in prime
And he has to relish nature`s plenty from the plate of common mould.
He ought not to go unto the caves of nature`s ecstasies ever
As living a life is wiser than dying for no cause.

Man rejoices in times of his adventures unwarranted
He blames it on gods and machinery when they turn into misadventures!
While confessing to have a ‘man`s particle’ in me too
I beseech from my heart, “Man, thou be within thy limits”.

Submitted: Friday, July 05, 2013
Edited: Thursday, July 18, 2013

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Poet's Notes about The Poem

This write is submitted over here after we Indians have been thrown into deep gloom after a devastating tragedy struck the Hindu pilgrim centres in Uttarkhand State of India when a fortnight long monsoon resulted in landslides and floods in the region.
Thousands of pilgrims and natives of the mountainous region perished and even as on today many are reportedly missing with the google website showing no UTTARKHAND in its map and the word ' disaster ' denoting the landscape.
The 'holy shrines' of Kedarnath and Badrinath are devastated in their totality and I am wondering why man goes in search of gods at high altitudes! Is`nt it better if gods, if they are there, come down to man instead? The devotees, please forgive me..

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  • Chandra Thiagarajan (7/14/2013 2:02:00 AM)

    Great, Dinesh Nair! Man needn't scale the mountain heights to see God; He is every where - in each one of our hearts. I loved the last stanza particularly. A beautiful poem with relevant notes! (Report) Reply

  • Dinesh Nair (7/8/2013 9:24:00 AM)

    Dear Kavya, I haven`t referred to any need for pleasing the god you assertively mention of. I am much bothered about my brethren blundering while searching for that god and my sole intention is to reprimand the mouths that speak absurd things.... you have got it, I hope. (Report) Reply

  • Kavya . (7/8/2013 2:43:00 AM)

    ur poem is v blunt but v true and i totally agree with u that one need not go so far in search of God as He resides well within our selves, if we believe in Him and pray from the bottom of our against people who donate highly in the temple donation boxes n i keep saying to the ones i know that God does not get more pleased or impressed with the amount of cash v donate, its not that he will sanction our wish and make our dream come true if our donation goes highest........but reality has something else to say as God has least to do with all this and the cash is explicitly used by the temple authorities for their own welfare more and temples welfare less..........a Re.1 donation for self satisfaction can also do wonders if God is willing to be on our side
    enjoyed reading this piece much! Thanks! (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (7/7/2013 7:46:00 AM)

    You are so right Dinesh! To see God, we needn't go to the summit of hills or to caves where darkness and danger lurk! God is everywhere, within ourselves too! Man is to use his power of discretion and avoid dangerous spots and places banned by Nature herself! After the occurrence of something unfortunate, there is no point in blaming God or the machinery! What happened in Uttarkhand was too tragic, but were not the people themselves to be blamed to a great extent! A wonderful write! ! (Report) Reply

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