Where are we going?

The feathers of our world are lacerated

And the unblinking moon

Is quietly shedding tears of sorrow.

A spine-chilling eeriness is being felt.

In the Antarctic where a crack in the ice in the ice shelf

Just grew by eleven miles, a break could be imminent.

We no longer are a progressive country

That leads change, we are breaking

Into pieces like bright shards of glass.

We are degenarating, failing in life and its travails.

Just think about the United States where last year

There occurred nineteen separate flood events,

In a single year since records began in 1980.

In total there were ninety-one weather

Climate or geological disasters including

Severe storms, hurricanes, wild fires, earthquakes,

Heat waves and droughts causing so much misery.

We still remember Costa Rica’s Turrialba

Spectacular eruption last october.

The heavy rains have battered in Thailand’s

Flood-ravaged South bringing death of twelve people

And thousands of villages were submerged.

Our needs and our growing greed

Is so uncontrollable.

We are not stopping for a while to think

About the repercussions it may have on Nature.

Twenty-four cities in China are on red pollution alert

And twenty-one on orange.

What are we doing to the quality of our air?

Our soil, water, food and all are contaminated

To some degree and we are still smiling in glee

While the sea is rumbling and grumbling.

Is there anybody who cares?

And on top of all, look at the devastating effects of Corona.

Together, let us create that much needed awareness

Before it is too late.

pramila khadun

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About pramilakhadun

I am the holder of a Bsc degree in Food and Nutrition from S.N.D.T University,Pune,India.Have taught this subject in a private institution for almost thirty-five years.Currently, I am retired and travel alot with my husband Raj, daughters Dr Rajnee and Priyum and son Airline Captain.Had my first book of poetry published by Minerva press, London and other two in Mauritius.More coming soon.I love poetry and enjoy reading poems of poets across the world and I feel Destiny Poets is the right place for me.

6 thoughts on “Where are we going?

  1. Amita Paul

    A series of practical reflections aimed at raising ecological awareness at a very prosaic , down to earth and practical level with an exhortatory ending .

    1. pramilakhadun Post author

      What an extraordinary comment! Thanks dear Amita for this comment, lots of appreciation.

  2. Pushmaotee Subrun

    Together, let us create that much needed awareness

    Before it is too late.
    Indeed much awareness is needed now more than ever… your poem reflects much of our heedlessness dear poet!

  3. pramilakhadun Post author

    Thanks dear Pushmaotee for this very encouraging and beautiful comment, lots of appreciation.


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