I have been here for ages now
Back then, I was a sapling and small
I have lived and grown with my friends in tow
But now I am lonely, though towering and tall.
From where I stood, I would happily see
Flowers and leaves and my family green
It was laughter and joy, and life spent in glee
All over the place, we really brought a sheen.
Things have changed for me and how
Cars and bridges and buildings galore
Its smoky and scary when I look around
People rushing in a frenzy and furore.
Most of my friends have been razed to the ground
For malls, flyovers and broader roads
Their roots are felled with no traces around
Is it okay for us to bleed, I’d like to prod.
Its only with a heavy heart that I can behold,
My younger tribe, so few, so stifled and not so bold
The future is them, O wiser men, do not be fooled
Please bear the torch to make a greener World unfold.
Author Bio: Bindu P is a Management Graduate by qualification. After her stint at a Corporate Career, she is now working with children in the low-income communities through an NGO in South Bangalore. Other than being with children, reading, writing and music, brighten up her small world.
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