Realization

The U.S.A is burning,

China is flooding,

Oceans’ temperature rising,

Mountain caps melting,

Mother Earth is ailing

And humanity is sinking.

Truth may be stranger than fiction.

The truth is that man’s greed knows no restriction,

His wants and his needs are in multiplication

And his carbon emitting activities know no cessation.

Fro sublime, we are going to the ridiculous

And our attitude towards Mother Earth is barbarous.

Instead of serendipitous, we are growing monstrous,

In our thoughts, actions and reactions treacherous.

With insatiable desire to excel,

We embarked in a race like hell

And now that the ringing of the bell

Is clearly heard by by the foolish and the intellectual,

Will we listen to the words our conscience tell?

We know we are shivering in shame,

And yet, who is to be blamed?

It is never too late to rearrange our tale

So that our faces will no longer be pale.

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.

8 thoughts on “Realization

  1. VijayNair

    A well- composed ,timely poem that warns us of the consequencies of our callousness towards the environment.

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  2. Brindha Vinodh

    A poem that addresses environmental issues encompassing us and the harsh reality of man being cruel
    towards Nature.
    Love especially the lines “Truth maybe stranger than fiction.”
    A timely reminder that ends on a positive tone.

    Reply

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