Climate Activist

Reminiscences of recurring cyclones swirls tongue,
Augmenting shock to the already terrific, poor lung.
Weathernews invades the little space left for the curd
Media leads our way toppling the real reasoning cowherd
Corona counts take the corner seat in the critics’ cartoon.

The rotten reek of radish rampage fragrant garden
Though elixir drenches earth vaporizing men’s burden,
There is sombre sadness, akin to bitter medicine, a penalty.
Ramshackle, needy rodent’s residence receive no remedy
Tauktae breaks more green limbs before crossing the fence

Relieved we stroll out to embrace the cerulean calm sky
Should we extend help, hearken the neighbour’s cry
Or be happy of our save- dichotomy and mushrooms bloom
Rain, are you nature’s boon or a harbinger of gloom?
Shamefaced I bow in utmost guilt; we are to be blamed.

No cops could tame this hit-and-run mischief mongers’ bold shout
How sad and intriguing- sigh it’s another dichotomy I breathe out.

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About sweetshalini

Shalini Samuel was born in Kanyakumari, southern tip of India. After completing her schooling from St.Teresa’s MHSS, Kanyakumari, she graduated in Information Technology and took her Master’s in Computer Science from Noorul Islam College of Engineering, Kanyakumari. She has been writing poems from her school days. Her poetic pursuits took a pause during her college years.Writing journey of Shalini Samuel started again as a blogger and slowly crept into Muse India. Holding the branches firmly she ventured into poetry. Her poems got published in International journal Tajmahal review and she also contributed to Inklinks anthology. She is currently editing e-magazine Fragrance and more of her poems will be published in journals in near future. Contemporarily she is venturing into fiction and essays too. She has written few poems in her mother tongue Tamil. Her passions include photography, gardening and cooking. She loves to take challenges and learn from it. She is eager to learn and cherish all nook and corner of writing. Here goes the link to her official Facebook Page

8 thoughts on “Climate Activist

  1. Madhumathy

    The poem truly captures the havock caused by the deadly pandemic added to which is Nature and its vagaries in the form of tornadoes.

  2. amitapaul

    The terrified lung , the rotten reek of radish, the ramshackle needy rodent’s nest – and playful alliteration – hold one’s attention while reading this poem on the issue of the environment, and what Al Gore called ‘ An Inconvenient Truth’ , Climate Change .

  3. VijayNair

    An engaging,well-composed narrative delineating the impact of the pandemic and natural calamties on us,and our own ambivalent attitude towards life and living.

  4. Pushmaotee Subrun

    Rain, are you nature’s boon or a harbinger of gloom?
    Shamefaced I bow in utmost guilt; we are to be blamed…
    Such a very heart-rending pathetic situation, so well portrayed by the poet! Yes, dear poet, we are to be blamed for taking Mother Nature for granted!


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