A Tainted Legacy

Legacy

With tired legs, I began to reach it,
A garden;
Which I hadn’t frequented in a while
Which I knew existed
But now had towers and skyscrapers
Blocking its pristine view.

*

The world in which we live today
Is made up of concrete blocks
Instead of trees. Raped by humans;
Fighting for her honour, nature weeps silently.
The Man has had his bounty
But now the time has come to stop.

*

Blossoms bloom no more. No more birds to sing for us.
The sun peaks; bountiful woodlands
Are fast disappearing.
Long gone are the rainy days
With the smell of fresh earth dancing on the breeze.
All I’m left with is auto fumes and a mask.

*

A hungry traveller;
I protest against man’s avid greed.
Today, I’m scared of the living ghosts
Who treads in the barren valleys and
Crowded concrete streets and towers.
A fire blazes within my heart
Yielding to the unadulterated and enigmatic call of nature.

*

All I desire is beauty in nature’s bounty
But all I see is man’s folly glorified in the headlines.

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©Ranjeeta Nath Ghai,  Atrangi Zindagi Ka Safar, 2016.

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