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Theme: Rain


Did you hear the unseasonal rain
battering your rooftop
bouncing down the catastrophic
path our ecological footprints have made? 

And did you see it
cascading down diminishing trees  
in silvery tassels?
Did you dance to its wanton presence?

Or did your heart lament with the farmers
their futures being ruthlessly washed away?
The thunder bellowed a warning
to our species. Will you heed its voice?

We bound undismayed up the rungs
of exploitation and extradition
threatening the survival of every other species
Can we backtrack? At least correct our course

to help diffuse the volatile patterns
of unseasonal seasons?
Reshape the evolution of our civilisation
and save posterity from further damage?


More By  :  Shernaz Wadia

Views: 1352     Comments: 10

Comments on this Poem

Comment Thank you for the appreciation, Chandra Mouli.

16-Jan-2021 08:03 AM

Comment So nice Shernaz.best

T.S.Chandra Mouli
15-Jan-2021 01:12 AM

Comment Very grateful for your comment Shehnaz. Yes, it is time all of us wake up to nature's warning and chip in with our little bit to save this beautiful planet.

11-Jan-2021 20:40 PM

Comment Thank you Padmaja, for always being there with your appreciation and encouragement.

11-Jan-2021 20:38 PM

Comment Ramesh, such warning bells have been ringing down the years. It is up to each of us too, to do our bit in whatever we can as responsible tenants of this earth. Thank you for your response

11-Jan-2021 20:35 PM

Comment Brilliant Shernaz. Hope it touches people’s hearts and conscience & jolts them to wake up before it’s too late.

Shehnaz Sani
11-Jan-2021 14:23 PM

Comment A topical poem that raises pertinent questions! A truly thought provoking and well penned poem, dear Shernaz! Kudos!

Padmaja Iyengar-Paddy
11-Jan-2021 09:41 AM

Comment Unless timely action is taken, future is in darkness sure! It is a great warning or alarming sound indeed!

T A Ramesh
11-Jan-2021 05:32 AM

Comment Thank you Hema, for reading and commenting. You are absolutely correct in that we need to ask questions and find answers to them. I hope we succeed before it is too late.

10-Jan-2021 11:29 AM

Comment Topical, questions for which we certainly need answers..

Hema Ravi
10-Jan-2021 07:45 AM

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