Nikhil Parekh
Even greater

POEM 1: EVEN GREATER…

It was great to wholeheartedly smile; but an
irrefutable feeling even greater than that; was
spreading its celestial essence to the most miserably
orphaned quarters of this boundless Universe,

It was great to marvelously fantasize; but an
irrefutable feeling even greater than that; was
granting a right to every person irrespective of
caste; creed; or religion; to profoundly do the same;
alike,

It was great to stupendously sight; but an irrefutable
feeling even greater than that; was philanthropically
assisting all those besieged with gruesomely
devastating blindness; immortalizing their dreams into
an eternal reality,

It was great to eat tantalizing food; but an
irrefutable feeling even greater than that; was to
feed the horrendously famished and deprived; witness
them blossom into the celestially benign citizens of
tomorrow,

It was great to dress up ravishingly beautiful; but an
irrefutable feeling even greater than that; was to
embellish every miserably abandoned infant; with the
ornaments of perpetual love and care,

It was great to invincibly marry; but an irrefutable
feeling even greater than that; was to unite
passionately palpitating hearts all across the
fathomlessly magnificent Universe; in threads of
everlasting romance,

It was great to incessantly march towards your
benevolent goals; but an irrefutable feeling even
greater than that; was to educate and profusely
transpire all those indiscriminately sucking each
other's blood; with the perennial fragrance of
humanity,

It was great to acquire astronomical wealth; but an
irrefutable feeling even greater than that; was to
help the treacherously afflicted destitute;
magnanimously bequeath upon them a dwelling of vibrant
compassion; sequestering them from the vicious
onslaught of neglect,

It was great to have Herculean muscles jutting
profoundly from all quarters of your body; but an
irrefutable feeling even greater than that; was to
massacre the parasites of evil in entirety from this
colossaly gregarious earth; relentlessly tower tall as
the ultimate harbinger of all mankind,

It was great to have scarlet blood cascading
poignantly through your intricate veins; but an
irrefutable feeling even greater than that; was to
save as many innocent lives as possible from
despairing extinction; in the tenure of your
transiently fading life,

It was great to melodiously sing; but an irrefutable
feeling even greater than that; was to harmoniously
pacify all traumatized agony incinerated due to
malicious manipulation; with the supremely magical
cadence in your voice,

It was great to uninhibitedly dance; but an
irrefutable feeling even greater than that; was to
sway in exhilarating gay abandon with all those
disastrously maimed; uplift their impeccable souls to
blend with the Omnisciently divine,

It was great to illuminate your abode with blazing
light; but an irrefutable feeling even greater than
that; was to Omnipotently enlighten all those hutments
uncouthly lingering in pools of ghastly sadness and
unprecedented suffering,

It was great to mischievously philander through the
aisles of unfathomable desire; but an irrefutable
feeling even greater than that; was to return their
ecstatically lost childhood's to children; brutally
pulverized by ostentatious norms of the stinkingly
rigid society,

It was great to tower barefoot upon the summit of the
gloriously unconquerable mountain; but an irrefutable
feeling even greater than that; was to mitigate
derogatorily castigated humanity from chains of
lecherous slavery; hoist them to forever exist above
the surreally romantic clouds,

It was great to be successful in every acrimonious
examination of your life; but an irrefutable feeling
even greater than that; was to pioneer all those
hopelessly shattered lives; towards the epitome of
bountifully resplendent prosperity,

It was great to be sagaciously truthful; but an
irrefutable feeling even greater than that; was to
disseminate the elements of peace; brotherhood; and
symbiotic existence; in every organism that you
holistically encountered in your blissful way,

It was great to royally breathe; but an irrefutable
feeling even greater than that; was to bestow life
upon all immaculate entities despondently crumbling;
rejuvenating the cold-bloodedly insidious globe once
again; into an overwhelmingly mesmerizing paradise,

And it was great to immortally love; but an
irrefutable feeling even greater than that; was to
perpetually coalesce every cranny of this
aristocratically glittering planet; in the winds of
compassionate sharing; in waves of impregnable peace;
over and above all; in unassailable petals of
inseparable mankind….

©COPYRIGHT—2002, BY NIKHIL PAREKH