Ankit (The Drunk Pen Official) wrote a poem for our Poetry Challenge Mother Earth. This poem tells us that global warming, deforestation and climate change are the harsh reality of this world we live in today. A well-composed poem, that urges the reader to think about these important issues.
About the poem
There is no need to deny the facts. For sure, every scientific research about climate change is met with sepsis by some. The research is claimed to be false. Even some world leaders, refuse to see that there are changes going on and not in a good way.
Ankit writes about these issues in his poem Mother. He is agitated about those, who claim this is false propaganda. He brings up the examples of changes in weather patterns, irregular torrential rain, and persistent hurricanes. Unfortunately, these have become part of the lives of many of us.
“There are thousands of bells ringing at once, all pointing towards this grave situation we are heading towards.”
This poet blames globalization and industrialization on a large scale. These are the causes and the scenario is very dark.
“We have plundered the earth and its resources relentlessly; forgetting that we also have something to give in return. Diminishing forest covers, depletion and contamination of natural water sources pose a threat to all of flora and fauna.”
He wants the world to see, that we are better of saving the planet we live on, instead of destroying this planet. If it wasn’t for ourselves, we should do this for the future generations.
“Let us respect our Mother Earth and treat her the way she deserves to be treated.”
We could not agree more, with these words! That is why we introduced this Poetry Challenge. You are able to submit your poems about this subject. Click here to read more about this challenge.
Ankit wrote the poem as if he was speaking to a real mother. A mother, in a crisis, a midlife crisis.
Mother in a midlife crisis,
Stripped of foliage, choking on soot,
A giver of life and a cemetery to the lifeless
A queen with a kingdom perpetually on loot!
I harbor the ocean, its endless and vast expanse
The land, the forests dwindling in continuum
Revolting against this oppression of mine
Must I fight against my children, now the epitome of antihuman
A sham they say, climate change ain’t real
Can’t they see the water levels rising, those are my tears,
I can’t hold them back for I have lost the way to heal..
I’m only at the mercy of a few pious souls and a host of fears..
Nurturer, life-giver, mother they say..
Once in a long while, come every Earth Day!
How do I sustain the tumult caused herein,
When the rest of the year, I am merely a source, a garbage bin.
Let the oxygen breathe a lease of itself..
Let me feel greener and clearer for once!
Let the goodness break off the shelf..
Bestow a chance to prove its worth,
your erstwhile futile dunce.
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Can you do the same as this poet did and write about Mother Earth? Then submit your poem!