Rune: Lament

7 Sep
What have you done O, Man?
explain yourself, what have you done?
plundered you have the rain forests and flushed out all the birds!
poisoned the oceans and suffocated my rivers divine!
What have you done O, Man?
What have you done to the only living planet?
butchered you have all the wilder beasts,
skinned you have the serpents and the young deer;
made your slave -the mighty leviathan & mammoths alike,
ribs and bones you pulled off the sabretooth, feathers off the gentle dove,
What have you done O, Man?
What have you done to my blue planet?
the gentle giants you killed, the rains you drove away,
stole the treasures from the ore, spilled oil on the shore,
hundred thousands lives you killed- accidents some,
hunting and poaching the others,
What have you done O, Man?
What have you done of my creation?
you turned ice into fire and caused burning fire to freeze,
magnificent mountains were swallowed, and made sweet waters spit venom,
the dense smog made all but you flee; flee to the brink of my planet,
you made my creations fall, what have you done O, Man?
what have you done to your fellow siblings?
slaughtered you have many in my name, i want not that ill fame,
feels not your kind, even an ounce of shame, as you set my blue gem on flame,
eaten you have the flesh, drank you have the blood of my children,
cursed you were by them as they withered and perished,
hell hath no fury like a helpless scorned, hell hath no fury like a mother & father scorned,
what have you done O, Man?
what have you done to the helpless?
the angels fled and so has the Satan-screaming that you are than him,
many times better at evil,
the flowers are gone, taking with them the honey bees, the dews have dried,
the mothers have cried, the children have died,
no melodies in the woods, no colored jewels in the seas, no paint splashes on the trees,
for there are no trees, no seas, no perfumed air…
you set my lands on fire, exploded flesh spiraling into the air, spilled blood all around,
vermilion’s favorite child you have become; cherished you have the color, so long,
there now is only blackness, blackness that has cursed you,
blackness that has blinded you,
blackness that has pained me,
what have you done O, Man?
what have you done to Me?
price expensive you will be made to pay, the hell will fall short of place,
torture will fear what you would undergo; pain shall shudder at what you will
punished you shall be for your callousness, your race will pay for the devastation by most,.
your kind i shall abstain from creation, your kind shall only face destruction,
awake O Man, awake from your insane slumber, awake before you wake in hell…

…as you set my blue gem on flame

14 Responses to “Rune: Lament”

  1. MegBryan September 24, 2012 at 7:25 am #

    October 2, 2010 7:04 PM

    This is definitely one of the most intense poems i have read in a very long time..the words have been stringed together in such a powerful way that a cold chill literally runs down your spine.. the poem is perhaps an accurate reflection on the senseless world we are living in.. it has captured mankind in all his madness and insanity. the poem is like a wake up call.. asking man to wake up from ignorance.. and wake up to enlightenment.. before its too late and the eventuality portrayed in the poem comes true. perhaps the ‘God’ that we believe in is far too kind and loving, but the law of the universe will not fail to bring balance in the nature by means of eradicating man from the face of earth. and if man continues with his greedy, violent, ruthless and merciless ways, ‘hell will definitely fall short of place’.

  2. mhdriver October 6, 2012 at 3:38 am #

    Great Poem. I like this poem and I’m usually not a poem reader.

    • Teju October 6, 2012 at 7:30 am #

      Thanks a lot dear Jim, really glad that you liked it esp. since you are not a great fan of poems! 🙂

  3. Poetry and Musings October 6, 2012 at 8:07 am #

    WOW!!! completely the most amazing thought provoking poem!! Bravo my friend!!!!

    • Teju October 6, 2012 at 8:11 am #

      Thank you dear kathleen, your appreciative words just made my day! so glad that you liked it 🙂
      Looking forward to seeing more of you 🙂

      • Poetry and Musings October 6, 2012 at 8:31 am #

        and you also!!! 🙂

  4. preganaidoo October 20, 2012 at 3:09 pm #

    Tell me, and I will forget.
    Show me, and I may remember.
    Involve me, and I will understand. (Confucius, BC 450). your strong words has taken me high above the world, seen what we have done, and involved me in the destruction.

    to you my good friend, I feel most enlightened after reading your words of wisdom. I am most honored to present you a token of appreciation even though you have already received it “Ligo Circle of Appreciation” found at (


    • Teju October 22, 2012 at 1:27 am #

      Thank you so much my dearest friend for your wonderful words of appreciation! Your comment is such a treat to read & worth cherishing! 🙂

  5. Sparkly Angel December 17, 2012 at 6:02 pm #

    Awesome poem Teju! We’ve done lot of damage to this planet :/
    The picture suited so well!

    • Teju December 18, 2012 at 6:48 am #

      Thank you dear friend! so glad that you liked the poem & its picture too! 🙂

  6. anjan roy December 17, 2012 at 8:24 pm #

    This is a perfect poetic representation of what man has done against nature…lovely piece liked it a lot…!!!

    • Teju December 18, 2012 at 6:47 am #

      Thank you Anjan, I’m really glad that you liked it & stopped by! 🙂

  7. Insight April 22, 2013 at 3:58 pm #

    Well written, Teju!


    • Teju April 22, 2013 at 5:28 pm #

      Thanks, bro!

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