**********The Green Coffin***********
Reminiscing about a day
when I strode along this stretch
when it was so unlike this wretch
when all around was the shade.
The green filled my eyes
Not with envy,but with pride
It was always fun to ride
On those silken boulevards.
The axes of modernity laugh hard
The tree lands with a thud
Unseen tears evaporate
Obscene wealth contaminate.
And what remains now?
Where are those green shades?
Where are those sturdy barks?
Where will you hide from the sun?
Oh!Who hears those voiceless cries?
Oh!Who will heal those unhealable wounds?
PS- Recently I read about a young Indian village guy who developed an idea to make paper from elephant dung. He has tried it successfully and been churning out reams and reams of writeable paper. Ideas like this can save a million trees if accepted worldwide.
PPS- Have a lot of catching up to do. Have to check mails from the past 10 days and also all your blogs.
your crusader Praveen