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Rated: E · Poetry · Inspirational · #1455681
Rather than launch spaceships, men should launch kindness in their hearts.

O man, as you build rockets and spaceships
To traverse skies and go beyond the stars,
I hope you know that your adventure this
Will one day cause global tension and wars.

To earth I sent you hoping you would love
Your brothers, sisters, who are my children.
But your eyes are fixed at the skies above,
While hunger stalks a billion men, women.

No, please don’t try to come near my heavens.
I’ll come down myself and bless a meek heart.
I love him who a hungry man beckons
And feeds him, wipes his tears and gives comfort.

Earth’s men and women, just remember this:
Don’t bomb others; don’t indulge in skirmish.

• Initially written as entry 439127 in the book FAITH, NATURE & INSPIRATIONAL, "FAITH, NATURE & INSPIRATIONAL. Posted as the present static item on 27 July 2008.

• Awarded Honorable Mention prize in Poetry From The Soul Contest, "Invalid Item, Round 6, August 2008, organised by lovesreading

M C Gupta
8 July 2006
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