A day set apart in the world calendar
In honour of the great good Earth
Is aptly in keeping with the need of the hour
And a wisely thought of welcome gesture.
It's time for us to owe allegiance
To this benign, yet silent benefactor
And express our gratitude, concern and care
Just as we do to our own dear mother.
A day not only to observe as a ritual
But pledge ourselves to guard her against
The danger of damage and utter destruction
Caused by man's insatiable greed.
High time to think and reflect again
That the earth's and man's lots are interlinked
So let us stop plundering her any more
Or we will hasten our own disaster
That she is not mere soil and sand
. But a living spirit with rare virtues
With endless patience and forbearance
Heavenly grace and unique attributes.
No less adorable is she than a mother
That gives us birth and brings us up
Allows us to grow and play in her lap
. And offers firm ground to stand on our feet
Now shall we as ungrateful children
Neglect, ignore and damage her being
Chasing madly our selfish interests
Putting in danger her very existence?
For millions of years has she sustained
Rich sources for all of us to survive
Shouldn't we protect this precious heritage
To be inherited by the generations to come ?