World Environment Day- Beat Plastic Pollution
World Environment Day as we all know occurs on 5th of June every year. It’s underlying objective is to spread awareness on emerging environmental issues. United Nations leaves no stone unturned to protect the environment. For that, it picks a major environmental issue, deciding the theme and working on it. A global call to “Beat Plastic Pollution,” is the theme this year. The programme is to be hosted by India.
An environment is what surrounds us and to keep our surrounding clean, hygienic and worth living should be our agenda for a healthy life. We try our level best to keep it healthy, but we rarely remember the do’s and don’ts promised on this day. Being aware human environment protection should be our motto because after all, we live in it.
While thinking of this theme, I wrote a poem. It has three characters, the earth, the sky and the humans. Having earth and sky as best friends, speaking to one another. It portrays the pain of mother earth and her belief that humans, would one day clean her scars, fill the pits restoring her beauty. The sky seems convinced and is waiting for that day to come when it could shower all love in the form of rain as wished by its beloved friend earth.
Beat Plastic Pollution
See how it goes,
My Dear Earth, how have you been?
I am sorry for the promise I made
I can’t protect thou from sun’s rage
the ozone layer in me has got a hole
I don’t know how to control
with each passing day
harmful rays penetrate thy way.
You wanted balance in the land of humans
the most intelligent of what you thought
they are destroying the ecology
and to speak up, I need not make an apology
Why are you quiet? Oh! Dear friend
Let me know what you comprehend.
Dear Sky, my beloved friend
my pollution has harmed you, and I am sorry for that
they call me their mother
and I love them like no other
I understand thy plight
thy concern for me.
My humans are intelligent
they are only little negligent
from the time of ozone depletion
they worked hard to improve the condition
now, when that hole in the ozone layer is shrinking in size
plastic pollution is what arise.
This environment day, they have a theme ‘Beat plastic pollution,’
for which they are enthusiastic
each child of mine will contribute
to the problem they constitute.
They learn with every punishment I give
promising their mother a better behave
they will soon clean my scars
the pits they will fill
they are setting goals for the landfill.
A day will soon come
you will love thy friend’s beauty
clouds will dance
rainbows will appear
and you will shower your love again
with a beautiful rain.
Hope this poem conveys the message I wish to. We all can promise our contribution to the green and beautiful earth, fresh air and spotless sky. Let each one of us contribute in our way for the future so bright.
I am adopting plastic less lifestyle, what about you?