Poems by Madhu Nambudiri

Evolution

a poem by Madhu Nambudiri

Among the unbelieving amoebae,
There was one mad and gutsy,
Who believed in his potential to evolve
To multicelled mysterious creatures.
Among the doubting gilled fish,
There was one mad and gutsy,
Who believed his potential to evolve to,
To lung breathing landed creatures.
Among the reptiles, and the frogs,
Among the mammals, and the birds,
There were mad and gutsy ones,
Who believed in their higher potentials.

Among the skeptical human kind,
There have been mad and gutsy ones,
Who believed in the potential to evolve
To loftier plains in consciousness
Why does our self-important ego
Stop us from realizing that man is
Just another link in that process
Of unravelling of higher potentials.
Doesn’t that Buddha among monkeys
Understand more than brilliant me?
He grasps the humbling truth, that
Monkey is not His ultimate creation.