It was on my birthday on the 29th of December, when I first read an excerpt of a poem by Douglas Malloch.
The tree that never had to fight,
for sun and sky and air and light,
but stood out in the open plain,
and always got its share of rain,
never became a forest king
but lived and died a scrubby thing.
It was so inspiring to me as it speaks about the fruits of hard work in such simple lines.
I just thought I’d share it here. 😀
Every blooming flower and every strong tree,
is just another beautiful sketch in God’s heavenly canvas,
(namely,) our lovely, dear earth.
The pearls of heaven adorning the fields
the carpet of the green grass tickling my feet
the beautiful blend of clouds in the sky,
making me realize how small and insignificant am I
the vibrant colors, the spirit of life
add little more than happiness
to the joys of the earth…
A little sapling has just appeared in the flower pot!! 😍
Diamonds from the bejeweled
crown of the queen,
Glistening under the sun,
collected in basket of breeze,
and of flowers which sing merrily
to match the occasion of clustering jewels
Bead by bead from the brook,
and on the leaves of the springing shoot,
Dew drops, rain fall and water beads
beauteous nature’s wealthy pearls…
The earth is boiling under the sun’s blazing heat. Thousands are suffering from heat strokes and sun burns everyday. Many of this is turning fatal.
And its all because of us. Us.
It was all our fault that we decided to go behind the comforts and ease of living, while the thoughts of environment faded in our hearts.
We decided to poison the air and kill fellow plants and trees, making god’s gift, rain, to disappear from the face of the earth. We did.
Now no water. So no agriculture. No livelihood for farmers. Wouldn’t that mean no food to us? Can we not see what we’re headed to?
And now what?
The Ozone’s gotten holes. The sunlight falls on us directly. So what do we do?
Go inside our home, switch on A/C, cooler and fan, have some ice cream and chilled soda, use sun screen lotions, drink water with ice cubes in it, play in water parks and just do NOT CARE ABOUT THE EARTH.
How can we be so heartless?