Let us Save Our Planet!

It is high time we save our planet,

Our life giving, life sustaining planet,

Our beneficent mother earth from whose womb we came,

And who will our lives ultimately claim.


We have witnessed disasters unseen,

Calamities so unforeseen,

Lost so many near and dear human beings.

Brace up now, oh ye the Lord’s image, ye human beings!


Save our planet from factors such as temperature, radiation,

Climate, chemistry and geology which need consideration.

For, due to environmental issues, the climate is changing rapidly,

Smog and acid rains are becoming frequent jeopardy,

With flood, famine, drought, landslides hitting calamitously.


We are precariously polluting the air, water and noise poisonous,

With industries discharging their untreated waste hazardous

Into the water bodies, on soil, and in air alarmingly.

And the greenhouse gasses increase the temperature considerably,

With further pollution by our vehicle and factories, catastrophically.


Why not resort to electric vehicles or those powered by solar energy,

With sustainable wind energy, which are all environment friendly?

And why not conserve more natural habitats with promptitude,

Manage those that already exist, increase production of food

On cleared land, to minimize mineral exhaustion and increase fuel wood?


Furthermore, to maintain the balance of the ecosystem, reforestation

Will boost the natural cycles and help in groundwater restoration.  

If we ‘Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle’ we shall ameliorate the situation.

Indeed! It is time to heed the calamitous situation,

Otherwise, doom will embrace us, with much ruination!  


©Pushmaotee Subrun

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About Pushmaotee Subrun

Pushmaotee Fowdur Subrun was born in 1949 in Mauritius. She pursued higher studies in Delhi University where she graduated in English. For the past forty-four years she has worked in secondary schools, seven years of which she spent in Masvingo, Zimbabwe, teaching English in an army school. She completed her PGCE at the Mauritius Institute of Education in 1993. After her retirement, she was a member of the Council of the University of Mauritius for three years. She is currently a reader and editor in the Ministry of Arts and Culture. She has written one novel, one play and Short Stories and Fables. Her poems have featured in Setu Magazine, ‘Poetry and Creativity’ and in Atunis Poetry.

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