Trapped In A Filthy Cage


Smog filled air; choked lungs.
Trash filled land.

Dirty streets,
And filthy garbage mounds.

Burning leaves
Choking the bees and the birds.

Grey stripped puffy tailed squirrels searching for nuts.
Forced to learn to avoid large cars and which roads not to trust.

Polluting factories dirtying the water bodies,
Threshers and mining machines rolling up the dust.

Smoke of burning paddy,
And the black ashen soils.

Villagers abandoning their homes
Flooding the cities for new places to stay; new occupations to follow.

Fast-food replacing home-cooked meals in the kitchens,
Farmers committing suicide due to shortage of funds.

Pollution; over-population our nemesis,
Gadgets and loneliness our constant companion.

New horizons and new planets are being sought
By this creature called MAN, who has no respect for his land.

Hear my voice, and hear them loud
And then you shall speak for you’ve no reasons to feel proud.

There’s more than what meets the eye,
Time is premium. Stop waiting for a hero, to save the planet.

Do not bow. Free yourself from these filthy cages,
They will know you’re not weak. Just don’t let your spirit die.



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

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