Cry Of A Dying River – 20

   Rajendra Kshetri
I am no longer the river I was once
The river that tells a tale of neglect and indifference
A tale of apathy and couldn’t-care-less attitudes
A tale of utter disregard to the environmental needs
The river that gives a damn to
Campaigns Conferences Conclaves
Seminars Workshops Projects
All did everything but sensitise people
All went smiling all the way to the Banks
Where on earth was/is the love and concern for the rivers.

I am no longer the river I was once
Aren’t there any angel(s) around
In this “little paradise on earth”
Who could/would appreciate
The importance of this ‘life-support’ riverine eco-system
The significance of this cradle of valley civilisation
The beauty of this sedative river
The tragedy of this indigenous river
Oh Mother Earth!!! Where are the romantics

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