Unworthy Earthlings

Air, its there, everywhere,
Why I find still hard to breathe?
What did we do to our home?
It’s now just a cradle of filth

                                                            Carbons, Greenhouses, Emissions
                                                            All day long it’s all I hear,
                                                            Yet the rich are so blinded by richness,
                                                            That nothing’s able to give them a scare

Water, Aqua, the elixir of life,
Was once a symbol of purity,
It’s now as filthy as air, also
It’s yet another scarcity

                                                            God’s green Earth isn’t green no more,
                                                            It’s only now filled with envy and greed,
                                                            Everyone is thinking only for themselves,
                                                            To Mother Nature, we are paying no heed

What face will we show to our future generations?
They will see trees and flowers only in pictures
The tales of flowing water and lush grasses,
Will only be, one day, part of scriptures

                                                            What we need are actions not words,
                                                            To do everything we can, for what it’s worth,
                                                            If no, then we are nothing but unworthy earthlings,
                                                            Who absolutely don’t deserve to live on EARTH

– Swapnil Karande (Class of 2012)
[Inspired by an elective course offered on Green Business Management]

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