Monday, 25 April 2016

The Good Earth


            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?

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