POETIC JUSTICE

POETIC JUSTICE

A Chapter by NeiL ArandA
"

Never underestimate the power and influence of descent words

"


Pollute the Earth
and it will still continue to turn,
revolve around the Sun. 
Along with its paramour -
the Moon.

Forget the spotted owl
that nest in some remote
and ever thinning forest,
or the thawing polar ice
by the increasing greenhouse gases.

You may drink a cup of filtered water
over the choking river of Ganga.
Yet the world can bare
all the insults dumped in its lap,
by encroaching progress. 

It can rebound on its own,
self replenish, even if its left alone.


But nothing is so harmful
to Mother Nature;
to the environment;
to all its sacred inhabitants.

Even harmful than a pile of litter,
an oil spillage, a seeping sewage;
which could destroy someone's world.

A drop of toxic words ...



by NeiL ArandA  11/29/2015




© 2016 NeiL ArandA



Author's Note

NeiL ArandA
Conservation, Golden Rule and Global Warming

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Very clever!
If we will look at how the first five verses were stated, the literary device used was Poetic Justice since you talked about fate of men related to their actions, like there's a reward for every virtue and a punishment for every vice. We see disasters as punishment of nature to us for not loving it.

Yet...

I see here something like an analogy of the relationship of nature to men, and the relationship of two people. It's evident in the sixth verse and the ending line. So, for me, the title refers also to what a person can do to us as a reaction to our deed. That's the Golden Rule-- "Do unto others what you want others do unto you."

Poetic Justice.. for me, the title is both a reminder and a warning that our fate will depend on our own actions. Literally, it is a language technique... but here in your piece, it is your way of saying there is "karma". If someone has been hurt by somebody's sharp words, then what will be the latter's karma?

Your book looks interesting, Neil. Keep writing.

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NeiL ArandA

2 Years Ago

I was absolutely dumbfounded by your take on this piece. It over exceeded my expectations in regards.. read more



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Beautifully composed poem...true words..we can clearly imagine through this poem what harm we people are doing to the environment and there is s need to save our mother earth..

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NeiL ArandA

2 Years Ago

Thanks for reading this. I'ts true that we should take care of our environment. A clean and beautifu.. read more
Indeed, words can burn and hurt and the pain never leaves. Very powerful poetry. Lydi**

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NeiL ArandA

2 Years Ago

Your words are right Ms Lydia. " Loose lips sink ships " Thanks for swinging by and reading this pie.. read more
Very clever!
If we will look at how the first five verses were stated, the literary device used was Poetic Justice since you talked about fate of men related to their actions, like there's a reward for every virtue and a punishment for every vice. We see disasters as punishment of nature to us for not loving it.

Yet...

I see here something like an analogy of the relationship of nature to men, and the relationship of two people. It's evident in the sixth verse and the ending line. So, for me, the title refers also to what a person can do to us as a reaction to our deed. That's the Golden Rule-- "Do unto others what you want others do unto you."

Poetic Justice.. for me, the title is both a reminder and a warning that our fate will depend on our own actions. Literally, it is a language technique... but here in your piece, it is your way of saying there is "karma". If someone has been hurt by somebody's sharp words, then what will be the latter's karma?

Your book looks interesting, Neil. Keep writing.

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

NeiL ArandA

2 Years Ago

I was absolutely dumbfounded by your take on this piece. It over exceeded my expectations in regards.. read more
i love this piece, Neil...
reminds me of a skit George Carlin did about how we think we can destroy the earth by dumping some styrofoam cups on the ground...and how we give ourselves much too much credit...and how the world/earth was here before we were...and will survive us pretty easily...
in the end, only we will be gone...and the earth will be smiling to itself.

Mother Nature is quite strong.

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NeiL ArandA

2 Years Ago

I do find your take very unique in the sense that you presented it in a way that the world we live i.. read more
NeiL ArandA

2 Years Ago

Thanks for your very informative take Jacob.
I just thought that your poem is based or should I say a mimicry of this voice :

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=WmVLcj-XKnM

Poetic Justice, by the way if you would like to know, is a LITERARY DEVICE ,which allocates an ideal form of justice : virtue is rewarded and infamy punished, as befitting a work of poetry or drama... another title would be fitting to this poem, I am sure...


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NeiL ArandA

2 Years Ago

Thanks for showing interest in reading this little piece of pondering. I have often wondered what In.. read more
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NeiL ArandA

2 Years Ago

Poetic Justice is a strong literary view that all forms of literature must convey moral lessons. The.. read more
It is always my belief that we experience various natural disasters because this is the only way wherein nature could preserve itself from our abuses. Every living thing has a method of self-defense/self-preservation. But sometimes, for some reasons, when a living thing or a person cannot defend itself/himself from the atrocities of others, the world and circumstances will conspire to put things in proper order.I love the title.

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NeiL ArandA

2 Years Ago

Always like your cutting edge insights in every thoughts you poured in dissecting this piece Gab. I .. read more
what do you mean when you say pile of litters?

very intriguing poem...

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NeiL ArandA

2 Years Ago

Thanks for checking this piece out Ms Laura. My answer is anything that is non biodegradable or by p.. read more
NeiL ArandA

2 Years Ago

wrappers and containers
Laura Lynn

2 Years Ago

thanks, makes sense, poetic!

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