Theme: Thoughts

World Water Day (22nd March)

As Sun mercilessly beats down,
Our faces cringe into a frown.
All around many worry and sigh,
As one by one, taps become dry...
Where does all the rainwater go?
Into which drains does it all flow?
Questions are asked every year,
Answers are the same, it’d appear.
From mandating harvesting of rain,
Why do authorities always refrain?
Is it a well-planned, deliberate ploy
To keep water tankers in their employ?
Water issues need immediate addressing,
Before they become more distressing.
Let’s conserve water irrespective of season,
And utilize it sensibly and with a reason.
It is seen in times of water scarcity,
That water is stored beyond necessity.
This excess water is into the drain thrown
When next water supply time is known.
Water is precious and rare.
It is time we begin to care,
About its conservation,
About its preservation.

Please also read ‘Paddy’s Pet Peeves – Water Musings  HERE


More By  :  Padmaja Iyengar-Paddy

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Comments on this Poem

Comment Thank you, truth seeker.

Padmaja Iyengar
23-Mar-2014 08:30 AM

Comment Wonderful You hit the nail on the head

truth seeker
23-Mar-2014 03:27 AM

Comment Many thanks for your concerns and for liking this poem, Mohini. Yes, water is a serious issue and scrace commodity and to conserve it is an urgent imperative.

Padmaja Iyengar
22-Mar-2014 13:13 PM

Comment Problems of water portrayed in excellent expressions ... Let the voice be heard by all ....Let us save mother earth and her resources ... A great message ... Good write up Padmaja.

22-Mar-2014 11:41 AM

Comment Thank you Madhaviji and Kulbir for identifying with my concerns.

Padmaja Iyengar
22-Mar-2014 09:54 AM

Comment A nice poem voicing out a very serious problem.

22-Mar-2014 08:26 AM

Comment Padmaja,

A well written poetic message which should be widely read and heeded!

22-Mar-2014 08:15 AM

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