For decades, Man has caused massive destruction of nature,
Too ignorant to realize this will lead to his own doom, he is so darn immature.
Cut trees, destroyed forests, replaced them with concrete jungles.
Disregarded Nature’s disapprovals, begs, pleas and grumbles.
Man poached endangered animal species, selling to the rich who pay,
Only to put them up as trophies for shameful display.
Man set up factories emitting toxic gases, polluting the air.
Making the birds breathless and innocent fellow humans sick beyond repair.
Sometimes I wonder where the quarrel of sparrows went,
Are they living far away in the woods or are they dead?
When we set out for advancements in communication and technology, did we really assess what it meant,
For the plants, the animals, the diverse ecosystems and the environment?
For years, Mother nature has been tolerating Man’s idiocracy and greed.
Time to wake up and pay heed,
Let’s pull up our socks and get to action.
And help heal mother nature without any distraction.
Let’s plant more trees, burn less fossil fuel and pollute the air and seas less.
And hopefully we can survive few more centuries with god’s grace.
This poem was written to commemorate World Environment Day, which is the biggest awareness campaign launched by the United Nations in the early 70s which is celebrated across the world on June 5 every year to cherish the nature that’s around us. The theme for this year’s World Environment Day is ‘Ecosystem Restoration.’ This year will also mark the formal launch of the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration 2021-2030.