A day set apart in the world calendar
In honour and reverence 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 feel for 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 lot are but interlinked
So let's stop plundering her further
Or we will hasten our own sad doom.
That she is not merely soil and sand
But a living spirit with rare virtues
Having 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 legs.
Now shall we as ungrateful children
Neglect, ignore and damage her being
Chasing madly our selfish interests
Even at the cost of her very existence?
For millions of years has nature sustained
Life on this amazing planet of ours
Shouldn't we protect its unique character
As a precious heritage for coming generations?