Though I have white hair, I still feel like a fool
Because I never learnt this in school –
That, there are earthquakes in the Deccan
And tsunamis in the ocean
That, frozen glaciers shrink
That, water can be a poisonous drink
That, near the South Pole
The Ozone-layer has a hole
That, Global-warming is a disturbing feature
That, Holy Ganges may dry up and disappear
That, the fiend Pollution can
Bring about the end of Man.

I never learnt all this in school
Today I have while hair, but I feel like a fool.

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( From my Book ‘The Earth In Custody’ )

– Subhash S. Naik

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