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Borders of Our Mind
By Anita Britto, Auckland

March 2, 2012

Borders of Our Mind

A jigsaw puzzle rearranged some million years ago
When hot and molten magma pushed the crust from down below
A land mass held together, now soon would separate
Hurled around in corners succumbing to their fate

An epitaph for Pangaea the Gods would have to write
While continental plates converged and pushed with all their might
The Earth's tectonic nature would soon reshape the land
As continents kept drifting, rift pressures to withstand

From single celled organisms, new life would soon emerge
The restless earth still changing with an adrenaline surge
Like undisputed kings on earth the dinosaurs once reigned
And then became extinct, a quirk of fate, just preordained

From the caveman who kept hunting while he learnt to make his tools
"Survival of the fittest" soon gave way to other rules
For our cerebrum kept ticking and taught us to control
Emotions and our thought process with dictates from our soul

The human race had triumphed - Veni vidi Vici
I suppose you think I'll try to write a splendid eulogy
Though we've landed on the moon and explored the realms of space
It's time we look the mirror and try to recognise that face

The borders of each nation with human hands were drawn
Silencing the timid while we moved them like a pawn
Though we've learnt to fence our land we maintain the status quo
That the "mocking bird" must die though he's not the real foe

Our defence budget's just crazy with a whopping billion spent
Man! Are we progressing? Or is this our descent?
 We'd rather march the Appian Way than give peace a chance
For all is fair in love and war has always been our stance

Though we make our "Mea Culpa's" and find excuses lame
There's a selfish gene within us and we all must share the blame
The world's a stage, as Shakespeare said in which we play our part
Some day we'll make our exit and let our souls depart

When it's time to meet our maker, can we look him in the eye?
Or wash our hands like Pilate and say someone had to die
We have to leave our acres when we return to ash
And "6 by 3" is all we need, not the $$$$ that we stash.


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Gladys Mudarth, MangaloreSaturday, June 02, 2012
Anita - this has been an eye opener.
When it's time to meet our maker, can we look him in the eye?
We have to leave our acres when we return to ash
And "6 by 3" is all we need, not the Dollars that we stash.
I wish many of us could atleast give our eyes for someone to see
after we are gone.
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Nitin, mumbaiMonday, April 02, 2012
Wow Anita, such a beautiful poem. especially the lines :-"When it's time to meet our maker, can we look him in the eye?
Or wash our hands like Pilate and say someone had to die"

keep it up.T.C
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Roweena, MangaloreWednesday, March 07, 2012
You always encouraged and appreciated talents.....now i know why you do so with such grace! Lovely work once again....can i call your the shakespear of poems :)
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Goretti, AucklandWednesday, March 07, 2012
Hi Anita, its truly a beautiful and meaningful poem. Well written on life's realities. Each of us need to think about it.
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Joe Britto, Nakre/BangaloreTuesday, March 06, 2012
Another Master peice by Anita. Reminds one of the Famous Beatle John Lennon's Immortal 'Imagine'.
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Richard Lewis, Udyavar/BangaloreTuesday, March 06, 2012
Great job Anita, keep it up! We just loved it and thanks to Daijiworld for publishing such meaningful articles.
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Edith Rego, Mangalore//AucklandTuesday, March 06, 2012
It is a beautiful poem.You have a great talent.All the best.
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Jyoti Raj, Auckland Tuesday, March 06, 2012
Another gem from you Anita. Beautifully said...I do pray the world understands the importance of love and puts that beyond the imaginary lines of man made borders..Alas.it seems utopian at the moment. Pen more such lovely poems and am hoping someday you publish Anita's book of poems!!
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Lilian Britto, BangaloreMonday, March 05, 2012
Anita, you have brilliantly bought out the futility of war in beautiful verse. Your poem subtly nudges us to reflect on man's greed, when in the end one has to leave everything behind
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Anita Sequeira, Bendore - MangaloreMonday, March 05, 2012
Excellent Anita....God has really blessed you with this lovely talent. Keep up the good work.
All the very best.
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Russell, MumbaiMonday, March 05, 2012
"When it's time to meet our maker, can we look him in the eye?
Or wash our hands like Pilate and say someone had to die"

Liked it !

Keep writing

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Preethie, NJ,USAMonday, March 05, 2012
Brilliant Anita!
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Stanley Noronha, Kulshekar/KuwaitSaturday, March 03, 2012
Very meaningful and beautiful poem. Truly said just good deeds and holy faithful life is needed to see our Creater not $s.
Keep on writing, all the best and God bless.
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VeenaRosario, ManagaloreSaturday, March 03, 2012
This is just superb !!! Realty of life... The words and phrases are just too good..Wishing you all the best !!!
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ad, mangloorSaturday, March 03, 2012
- And life goes on from time immorial,crossing the borders and seldom humans think in the rat race that goes on and on and on.

Anita, your poem is a food for thought in this chaotic world that we live in and dig in day and day..
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geoffrey, hathillFriday, March 02, 2012
A potpourri of geology, evolution, Julius Caesar, Economics and finally Dies Irae, what this Kolaveri???
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