Advanced in years, advanced in life There slouches our grandmother in strife. Winter has set in, no time to laugh For our grandmother is knitting a scarf.
Behold the nature devoid Earth, As the grandmother looks through the window. Everyone step outdoors with a dust mask For the air so polluted never was And breathing shall cause dreadful malady.
Every time a man digs the soil Only plastics found amid the great toil! Drinking water has been rationalized Only a liter for a huge family. And as our granny knits the scarf She gives up water with a guilty laugh.
Her grandson returns home with a thud Covered with sand and drenched with mud But no water to take bath So he holds himself in wrath.
Grennary pictures he finds Only in textbook binds. Grandma is beware of all these And takes her mind to the trees. There is only one tree in India That is the great Banyan tree And it is among the 7 wonders of the world.
It hardly rains once a year So everyone gets a holiday To see in front the nature appear. Grandma with agony and despair Explains her children how beautiful Earth was, when nature was there.
She wrote articles for magazines Describing the birds chirping in peace And the smell of the tranquil breeze.
Grandma catches sight of another incident: Only one rose left in the Ooty rose garden And before grandma could give a pardon In Auction was it sold to the highest bidder!!! Never a rose, was seen then.
. . . . . But don't worry, we are not in that age now And never we shall get that blow. But our future will, the future generation will Undergo all these torments calling us evil.
We now see children playing around the trees We now see animals in deciduous forests We now enjoy rain and greenery. But we will be a nemesis for the future. Let the future not see greenery in books But in reality, in real life let them see brooks. We humans seem to be selfish, for I define: “Only after the last tree has fallen Only after the last river has been poisoned Only after the last fish has been caught Only then will we realize that MONEY cannot be eaten.” Perhaps our world has simply been hijacked if man is to survive we need to act. So, let's act and save our planet "EARTH"