(14-2-1957 / Tamilnadu, India)

Sonnet: The World I See Today

The few good people I’d known appear changed;
The evil-doers seem to have increased;
The few sane people I’d known look deranged;
Most healthy ones are totally diseased!

The world I saw in childhood was so good;
The world I see today is pretty bad;
Polluted are the air, water and food;
To leave this treacherous world, I would be glad!

This earth was good when God made it at first;
Man’s selfishness has wrought ruin on it;
Man’s sinfulness has turned him one accursed;
So many souls are heading for the ‘Pit’.

But God had planned the redemption of man,
Through Jesus Christ, within our earthly span!
Copyright by Dr John Celes 12-17-2006

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