Sinners

Sinners
With the poem Sinners, he wants to make people aware of the savagery of us humans when it comes to our planet. Unfortunately, Akash Mandal was too late to submit his poem for the Poetry Challenge Mother Earth. As we consider this an important topic, we will gladly promote his work.

With the poem Sinners, he wants to make people aware of the savagery of us humans when it comes to our planet. Unfortunately, Akash Mandal was too late to submit his poem for the Poetry Challenge Mother Earth. As we consider this an important topic, we will gladly promote his work.

Akash on Instagram
Akash on Instagram: Spacejampoetry

About Akash

What can we say about Akash? Judging by his Instagram profile, this is a creative person. He takes care and time to promote his poetry. His collection consists of a combination of short poems, haikus and poems such as Sinners – poems that are different in length (longer). The images used on the page don’t distract too much from the messages he wants to bring forward. Depending on your preference, this is a good or bad thing. Let’s decide on the first option because the images carefully flow with his words. A natural combination.

Akash is a Materials Science undergraduate student from India. His journey with pen and paper began during his childhood. He turned to Robert Frost not just only for the inspiration. He found answers to questions he was faced with in the work of Frost. He also found them in the poems of Emily Dickinson and Rabindranath Tagore. The list of poets that he was inspired by is longer, he admits. There is nothing wrong with that! Reading other poems can be a great source of inspiration. And when you are able to find answers to questions you face in poetry, isn’t that such a wonderful thing?

As we often ask the poets who we promote about other things they do, we must admit that Akash gave the most interesting answer so far. He told us that he is fond of feeding birds. The answer, however, indicates that Akash has good intentions when it comes to this world we live in.

This poet also enjoys classic rock. That is why he uses the name Spacejampoetry on Instagram.

About Sinners

Now it is time, to let the poet tell us what this poem (Sinners) is about:

“My intention to write this poem was to spread awareness about the human atrocities on other creatures and the environment.”

That is a bold statement, right? Well, not if you read this poem. This poem is a protest to that way we treat (or rather: mistreat) this planet we live on. Yes, we know, this was the main subject of our Poetry Challenge Mother Earth. We will not stop spreading those words that are so important. As long as there are world leaders (we will not mention names) that deny these events and changes, there is the need to bring forward the messages written by poets such as Akash.

And now for the poem itself: Akash took the time for some comparison and contradiction. As we are the wrong-doers, we need to realize that this planet isn’t something to steal… but we did. We stole and changed the sky, we destroyed landscapes…. Well, we did everything that is in this great poem by Akash. He ends this poem, with an important question: are we really those sinners?

Sinners

Sinners

We stole the sky from
the birds, with clouds
that cache fly ash
from the coal.

 

Spoiled waters
with spilled oil,
now the fish wish
to live in a bowl.

 

Beheaded the trees
in name of growth;
concrete roads erode
the soil from its soul.

 

Poached and piled animals
like wild animals, and
forgot to realize the rise
in their death toll.

 

Flogged the icebergs down
with the whip of heat,
and rang hell’s bells
from pole to pole.

 

We are already sinners
against nature, is reaching
the sinners by nature stature
our ultimate goal?

 

Akash Mandal

 

Your work

We can write about your work as too! Just as we did for Akash! This is your first step! Send us your poem today. The submission form can be found at: submit.ministryofpoeticaffairs.org.

Introduction image: ejaugsburg / Pixabay

Title
Sinners
Article Name
Sinners
Summary
A poem written by Akash Mandal, about how we mistreat our Mother Earth.
Author
Publisher Name
The Ministry of Poetic Affairs

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