Today is the 5th of June 2015 and on this day over 100 countries across the globe celebrate World Environment Day.
As she lies there crouched upon a flaming desert,
No end doth her eyes assert.
A battered soul and a crumpled heart for company;
A tormented being and a shattered life for comradry.
Her eyes speak a thousand words,
Pouring forth eons of reserve.
Pain encompasses her at every turn,
Everyone screaming for her to burn.
The soft silk of the Earth – upturned.
The soothing shimmer of the ocean – burned.
The crisp current of the air – tainted.
The ferocious fire of humanity – depleted.
Can you hear her lamenting?
Mother Nature is grieving.
Grieving for her Earth, grieving for her children.
Grieving because of their birth, grieving because of their insolence.
By Maalika Kazia