Jewel of the universe
My passion for Nature and my deep commitment towards conservation led me to write a poem, for the only living jewel in the Universe…OUR PLANET EARTH…..Mankind has been to the moon and back but we seem to have forgotten the fact that we have only one Earth. We have inherited her from our ancestors..Let’s ensure that we preserve her as a legacy for the future.
By Aishwarya Sridhar – Mumbai, India (16 years old)
Dense forests with gurgling streams,
Trees swaying in the cool breeze.
The flapping of wings of birds in flight
Stars twinkling in the darkness of night..
Mountain tops shrouded in mist
Blue oceans where marine life exists.
Fragrant flowers courting the bees,
Dew drops kissing the green leaves
Jungles echoing with wild animals calls
Rivers originating from waterfalls.
All this beauty has been eclipsed today
By man’s encroachment of land each day.
Soon our earth will cease to be
The planet known for her beauty
And who is to blame for this great deed
It’s you. Me and our greed
Let each one of us pledge today
That we will preserve and protect her for a future day.
By Aishwarya Sridhar
Dr Pillai Global Academy. Grade Ten (INDIA)