Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Sunil Sharma writes

Nature defiled

The river breathes noxious gases that can kill 
Earlier, it was home to fish and storks and songs 
Of the hardy fisher folks rowing little boats on its 
Broad bosom, 
Over the years, it has turned into a trickle 
Torn by jagged rocks in many places 
Greenish, gasping, and slow-flowing 
Its deep lungs malfunctioning as they are 
Choked with dumped garbage from the ‘urban’ centres. 
A pathetic testament to our civilizational progress! 
Very soon, says a tribal hooking a fish, 
There will not be any old songs, 
Only a loud dirge to be heard

 Image result for polluted river images

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