Greening the blue Does it include you
Earth and environment preserved for us,
all bountiful and all lush.
Very pristine, pure and clean,
Clear blue sky and lands jade green.
Languid wings of breeze used to carry,
Scents of flora and fauna fondly and airy.
Sweet melodies of streams and brooks flowing,
In the sky above, the rainbow, distinctly glowing.
Lands laden with fruit bearing trees all around,
Multi hued flowering plants growing wildly in the ground.
Greed in man to keep on plundering,
Misguided enterprise in him keeps blundering.
They call it modern technology,
Sans care for mother earth, they surely owe ecology an apology.
With the pollution that we mercilessly do,
Will we be able to enjoy this in a year or two?
Horrendous signs we see & hear,
Blasphemous changes is near.
Ice caps melting & dark winds blowing,
Raindrops pelting & forests burning.
Green lands shrinking, & wells drying,
Erosion is increasing & ocean shores weeping & crying.
Coal burning & ore reserves mining increasing,
Gas basins exploding & oil reducing.
Smog filled skies & expelled fumes,
Oceans with films of crude, pesticide laden food to consume.
Expanding concrete structures replacing torn down forests of trees,
This is the environment that surrounds you and me
Our world’s face will keep changing,
Nature’s furies across continents rearranging.
From impregnable depths to lofty mountain peaks,
Nature in different form to mankind communicates and speaks.
With fast paced & living large,
Dwellers of planet earth forgot that it is mother earth is in charge.
If we don’t mend our ways and treat her with distinction,
We surely will be on the super highway to hurried extinction…
To begin with from this day,
take a pledge to do and to all say
Plant a tree or a sapling in your yard,
Keep watering it don’t worry about the soil being hard.
Turn off the tap as you brush your teeth,
And don’t waste water when you soap your hands and feet.
Avoid napkins of paper use the cloth one,
Try it & remember we used to carry a kerchief and sure was fun….
Use fabric grocery bags,
And reuse cloth for rags….
Recycle all paper products that you can,
Try yourself, half laundry loads in the machine to ban.
When not in the room turn off the light
Use energy efficient bulbs for improved sight.
Walk more and drive less,
Stop spilling gasoline & reduce the mess….
be at home or in foreign lands,
Remember the environment is always in your hands.
Copyright © sashi prabhu | Year Posted 2013