When I ponder upon the travails
And vagaries of life,
The idiosyncrasies that trouble me the most
Are the plight of the oceans,
Especcially the Mediterranean where
In due course of time,
Plastic will be more and fish less.
A begetter, a nourisher and a nurturer,
She is and yet, man, the irresponsible ones
Have forgotten this lovely fact.
He who has an in-depth grounding
And understanding on man’s dependence
On nature will never bring harm to her.
Look at the piles of debris in the sea,
Look at the tortoises being suffocated
By the straws carelessly thrown in the sea.
Fools forget about the aquatic life
And the plastic found in their stomachs.
The rugged beauty of the coastline,
The receeding waves, the cool sea breeze,
The sea birds, the heart-rending songs
Of the dolphins are all trying hard
To shake the inertia that has
Gripped the international psyche.
O man! Beware the anger of the seas.