SOME HAIKU ON POLLUTION

( Note : Haiku is a type of classical Japanese verse. It is 3 lined.
The Japanese format of having certain fixed no. of syllables
In each line, is not followed below. )

The world is a rose, and pollution a thorn
The thorn bites the earth, on whose bosom it has grown
And pricks Human the gardener, who has nurtured it.
*
The galloping legion
Of pollution
Is conquering nation after nation.
*
Humans are dying
Pollution is dyeing
the world, with colour Red.
*
“The Colonial Raj is long over.”
“So you say, but is it, my dear ?
The earth is now colonized by pollution!”
*
Why this hullabaloo ?
The Eskimo has lost his igloo.
It has been pilfered by pollution.
*
The idol remains idle
The devotee remains doubtful
Pollution remains powerful.
*
Why don’t you teach
That, pollution is a leech ?
It sucks Human blood.
*
Better pray
that, pollution does not
make you a prey.
*
I quote a canon
The enemy fires a cannon
It is difficult to win against pollution.
*
I am being fried alive
The dormant pollution-volcano
Has come alive.
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( From my Book ‘The Earth In Custody’)

– Subhash S. Naik

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