Must have been an advanced civilization, I observe
Looking at the ruins, some of them magnificent.
The greatness of the creatures obvious from the cooperation
For, such abodes can’t be built by singletons.
I wonder how they perished
For how they lived is pretty clear
The interplay of the efforts and mutual harmony
Impressing me no end.
I see a doll dressed up in fineries
A clockwork mechanism
To make it work
I turn the key, nothing happens.
The silence is eerie
And yet I can hear
The bustle of the city
The din of the creatures as they moved on
I see the cages and pause awhile
Such greatness also had another side.
Who were the prisoners?
Creatures not like them?
If a greater species conquered,
Then where were they?
The cages are just like abodes
So they imprisoned their own?
Logical ends they must have reached
Seeking out the wrong and eliminating them
One by one
Reaching a stage that there was one
Then he too realized that he had some wrongs
May have jumped following them all.
They never realized that boosting the little good
Was preferable to eliminating the bad.
For elimination is destruction
Which entails no construction
The negative cycle which spirals down
The Crash inevitable
I have tears in my eyes as I turn to leave
The doll in my hand I throw on the heap
Suddenly the mechanism starts to work
I hear it say “Condemn him for he has sinned”
Ujjwal Uke 20111216