Wake Up!

In case you’re wondering what’s happening, why it is, what’s the solution to all that’s happening and who’s responsible – here it is. I take responsibility for the latest attack on all of humanity.

To every citizen of the world


We are in a state of war

I declared it-

You are the enemy

You have plundered

And pillaged

All that I created

And you take credit for shaping it

When you do nothing but take from it.


I gave you land

You made borders

I gave you air

You filled it with smog

I gave you seas and oceans

You threw in your debris

And I gave you hope

You tainted it with religion


I gave you rain

To wash away your dirt

I gave you trees

To restore your soul

I gave you time

To fix your mess

But you abused your power

And undermined mine!


warned you

With flood and fire

I warned you

With earthquakes and tsunamis

But you turned a deaf ear

You did not listen

You ignored the signs

You left me with no choice


Now I see you’re frightened

I see you’re powerless

What use is your army and your navy?

What use is your air-force

Your border and your money

Or your weapons and your intelligence?

You’re scared to let anyone near

You live in dread and fear


You fret who is your enemy

It’s Me!

Your savior, your salvation,

I am your redemption

Know I can wipe you out

Every one of you

Wake up

And save yourselves.


Yours’ truly




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23 responses to “Wake Up!”

  1. calmkate Avatar

    exquisitely composed … I also say it’s mother nature repaying us for our destruction. Read my “Storm Speak” 🙂

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thank you :). Yes, its a way to balance things out. Will definitely check your poem out.

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      1. calmkate Avatar

        no pressure, just that they are similar 🙂

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        1. Smitha V Avatar

          Want to see your take. I’ve just been so busy with school exams and feeding perpetually hungry kids (after the lockdown) that I kind of missed out on wordpress posts. I intend catching up now 🙂

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          1. calmkate Avatar

            ouch that’s tough supervising the kids at home, take care 🙂

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          2. Smitha V Avatar


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  2. Ramachandran Nair T.N. Avatar
    Ramachandran Nair T.N.

    Beautiful . Befitting to the present day agony all over
    Will humanity learn to live in peace and harmony.

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thank you daddy. It’s good to read your comment after ages. I hope we learn but sadly we are blessed with selective memories.


      1. T.n. Ramachandran Nair Avatar
        T.n. Ramachandran Nair

        Once a calamity strikes we appear to be too nice extending help and succour to those in distress and forget about it later as we had witnessed in the 2018 deluge. Even today there is a large number of persons who have not received the required help from authorities after almost two years. This should change.

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        1. Smitha V Avatar

          Yes it should but it’s for the government and the authorities involved in such collections to check and ensure people have settled and if not, to continue their collections. People are donating do not have an idea if more is needed or not and so the donations trickle and then come to a standstill.


  3. balroop2013 Avatar

    Well-penned Smitha.
    I thought the speaker admonishing humanity is Mother Nature. Since I am not sure about that omniscient entity that wreaks havoc and watches mutely, I would interpret this “wake up” call – the call of a mother who provides everything and absorbs all that is discarded. However, all calamities have been conquered in the past. Sure, humanity has to pay a price for its follies but life goes on. Man has been rising from the disasters that he creates. Keep the hope alive.

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thank you so much!❤
      It was meant as a reminder on the frailties our ‘borders’ over which we fight. Also, that even the Gods in heaven must feel sick of humans fighting in their name. With the current pandemic, the world has come together to fight the enemy. In India, for example, the unrest in Delhi has ended. True what you said that ‘ all calamities have been conquered.’ That probably explains why there’s so much noise on the virus and yet life on the streets goes on as normal. Thank you again for sharing the positivity. Stay safe.


        1. Smitha V Avatar

          Such a beautiful song. Heard it after so long, thanks to you. And it made me smile. Its timeless. Thank you for bringing the memories back. XoXo🤗. Was before my older one was born.🙂

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  4. Abirbhav Avatar

    When the air was free from smog
    When sewage didn’t pollute the rivers
    When animals killed humans not much the other way round
    We still faced the destruction of Pompeii
    We were forced to face the end of millions by plague and smallpox
    We took control of Nature due to its Evil
    Of course, we admit our mistakes
    Of course, pollution exists today
    But we did manage to kill
    Smallpox, Polio and Plague
    We did manage to reduce the blow of the dreaded flu
    We did manage to save ourselves from wild animals
    Mistakes were made on both sides
    One tried to outdo the other and thus, inadvertent excesses happened
    Human is trying to repair Nature
    But Nature is equally guilty for it’s crimes of the Past, through no fault of the humans.

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      The poem Abirbhav is an irony on ‘borders’ and the fact that with all our technology and weapons, we are now helpless. It’s also meant as satire because even the rich now are afraid to breathe.

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      1. Abirbhav Avatar

        I understand Madam. The rich do seem helpless and are afraid to breathe as of now. We may seem helpless now, but I am sure we will prevail. We prevailed previously even without science or technology. We will prevail again, very very soon..

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        1. Smitha V Avatar

          Yes we will. And cheers to hope and positivity. If only man realised how powerless we are in the face of natural calamities and treated ‘ nature’ with due respect and avoided fighting over unnecessary things.

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          1. Abirbhav Avatar

            You are absolutely right Madam..!! Cheers to Hope.. We are getting encouraging news from around the globe, including India..!!
            Rightly said, treat nature with respect and avoid fighting unnecessarily.
            Stay safe Madam.. 😊

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          2. Smitha V Avatar

            You too Abirbhav🙂

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          3. Abirbhav Avatar

            Surely.. 🙂

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