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Sunday, April 26, 2015

The Tremors of Rage


The unchecked greed, the lustful eyes

      Raped and plundered the mother divine

For countless years they cut down trees

   Built towering edifices, on valleys green

Converted crystal blue rivers and ponds

     Into cesspools and murky pools of scorn

The lofty spires and statues filled space

    Replacing clean blue sky with dust and haze

It’s time to teach lessons few,

   To check desires to a heightened new

Every now n then there comes a flood

  Followed with a famine with gust renewed

The earth shakes and trembles with rage

   Scurrying humans to find  places safe

It’s time to pause n make new amends

  Lest we face extinction n see a dark end
PS : Image kind courtesy Google.(http://greenyatra.org/)

31 comments:

  1. However, just for a greedy few, many innocent lives are lost f or no fault of theirs. The few who cut trees and built buildings without any concern for nature, people and the environment would continue to do so and many lives would be lost.
    It is the government's job to pass strict laws and see that they are followed, but when that itself is corrupt nobody can help any nation.

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    1. Very true, Rama! Only if the greed can be checked and nature around us loved the way it gives us everything without asking for anything in return, there is a hope!

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  2. It's sad that we don't learn. We have destroyed our planet, we know it but we don't want to accept and change it.

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    1. I wish that rampant deforestation, and hapazard growth , if checked can yield good results, with lesser extent of damage when calamity strikes, Saru!

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  3. The fury of Mother Nature is really scary. A whole nation could panic in a span of a few minutes. We're all to be blamed in some way or the other. Some have taken note to the damage done, but I'm afraid it's too late to mend things. But all we can do is try!

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    1. Wise people in other parts of the world also suffer when a disaster strikes, but they bounce back with renewed energy! This is what we need to learn!

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  4. Well said. I see very few making the effort to effect change.

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    1. Thanks Rachna! We have missed many a wake up calls! Its time to take nature seriously!

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  5. Well said. I see very few making the effort to effect change.

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  6. What I felt is already here though your beautiful/apt words and lovely video...explaining everything. We will never learn. The govt. doesn't seem to take any improving action. Only private people are planting trees and blocking green lands from turning into 'industries'. Very well written post, Rahulji.

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    1. Thank you, Sandhya! If everyone does a little bit within their power things would be different and the scale of disaster would have perhaps a lesser impact!

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  7. Sad but true! With the growing population, i don't see an end to the disasters that keep hitting mankind. The only way out is to try saving our environment the best we can.

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    1. It is sad to see so much suffering by those who become victims of such calamities! Thanks for reading!

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  8. Its sad but absolutely true, this rampant cutting down of trees to build more and more buildings. We are bleeding Mother Nature dry with our greed.

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    1. True Rachna! The sensitivity is missing!

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  9. That's so sad and beautiful at the same time. ust like Mother Nature's way of dealing with us humans...

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    1. Thans for reading Akanksha! It is saddening to see so much suffering!

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  10. Unfortunately, so true... Beautifully written.

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  11. That was thought provoking Rahul on how we abuse nature and beauty. But, so many innocents paid the price for no fault of theirs but greedy capitalists. Much like what happening in India with unscrupulous builders destroying ecology to put building, driving tribals out of their homeland.
    Cheerz

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    1. I agree Raneer, that it is always the innocent that are at the recieving end! The ecological balance needs to be maintained, to minimize loss of lives and property!

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  12. The fury of Mother Nature can be devastating, as we have seen time and again. A very thought provoking poem, Rahul.
    How have you been?

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    1. Thanks a lot Rachna! Have been keeping very busy of late and finding very less time to write:(

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  13. Beautifully penned. I am sure you've voiced the opinion of many people with this fine piece of poetry. How have you been Sir?

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    1. Thanks a lot Puji! Am fine and hope you too are doing well:)

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  14. The last few rumbles have shaken us out of our complacency.

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    1. These rumbles are the wakeup calls to stop taking things for granted , but ony hope people realize this! Thanks for reading, Purba!

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  15. Its thoughtfully penned down and at the same time quite thought-provoking too!

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