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Mother Earth’s Lament!

Lucas Pezeta@Pexels

For eons I lived as a spirited soul

nourishing and nurturing all

under my benevolent grace.

 

My vibrant persona, sparkled with

an eclectic mix of wild, free strokes

painted my canvas with a rich hue.

 

I danced in sublime ecstasy, as

floral scented zephyr hummed ditties,

life orchestrated a rhythmic euphony.

 

Until man came along,Β 

 

With his bag of never ending desires

he progressed well initially, respecting me

before greed overpowered his wisdom.

 

He robbed colors from my palette

shrouding me in a smoky grey

casting me in a colorless attire.

 

His plunders continue unabated

inflicting painful scars

oblivious to my silent tears.

 

My womb swells with his toxic influx

Isn’t it only a matter of time

before it becomes malignant?

 

What do you see #42

Reena’s exploration challenge : Colorless

94 comments on “Mother Earth’s Lament!

  1. HappySoul
    August 10, 2020

    A great take covering two contrast challenges! So well written ..

    Liked by 4 people

  2. Untold Stories
    August 10, 2020

    Such heavy words from the dictionary haa Radhika. But it’s totally understand with reference to context.

    Outstanding attempt at poetry.
    I absolutely loved your take on it!

    Liked by 4 people

    • radhikasreflection
      August 10, 2020

      Arre, after being on wordpress for so long, reading the work of some amazing writers, apna vocabulary has also improved a bit ;-).
      Thanks Rashmi !!

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Untold Stories
    August 10, 2020

    Understood*

    Liked by 2 people

  4. Sadje
    August 10, 2020

    Very well said Radhika. Thanks a lot for joining in the challenge.

    Liked by 3 people

  5. gulfcoastpoet@gmail.com
    August 10, 2020

    Wow! Radhika, a very powerful poem. I think we can never write enough and never write too often on environmental themes! All the best! Cheryl

    Liked by 5 people

    • radhikasreflection
      August 11, 2020

      I agree Cheryl. The issues troubling the environment is close it my heart. So it often finds place in my blog.
      Take care πŸ™‚

      Liked by 1 person

  6. michnavs
    August 10, 2020

    Wow ….just pure wow….so powerful and brilliant.

    Liked by 4 people

  7. voidspace144
    August 10, 2020

    πŸŒ»πŸ’œ

    Liked by 3 people

  8. Indira
    August 10, 2020

    Beautifully conveyed the message through these lines, Radhika!

    Liked by 3 people

  9. DeepikasRamblings
    August 10, 2020

    So beautifully expressed, Radhika. The love and the pain, the agony all so well depicted. Hats off πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘

    Liked by 3 people

  10. Kritika
    August 10, 2020

    The weaving is superb. Love it.

    Liked by 4 people

  11. Chris Hall
    August 10, 2020

    This is really good… and I totally agree with Cheryl. We can contribute and provoke the environmental debate.

    Liked by 5 people

  12. Cozy Quiet Corner
    August 10, 2020

    Wonderfully expressed πŸ’š wow!!

    Liked by 3 people

  13. Aashi D Parekh
    August 10, 2020

    This is wonderful. True how we’re destroying the nature.

    Liked by 3 people

  14. Rishika Jain
    August 10, 2020

    Wonderful take!

    Liked by 3 people

  15. Lakshmi Bhat
    August 10, 2020

    Unfortunately true and I fear human beings will not learn in spite of all that is happening. Well expressed.

    Liked by 3 people

    • radhikasreflection
      August 11, 2020

      Thank you Lakshmi. Yes, humans not learning from their mistakes constantly bothers me. I thought this pandemic would be an eye opener to set things right. But I seem to be wrong this time too.

      Like

  16. Era
    August 10, 2020

    Wowww, so beautiful πŸ’›

    Liked by 3 people

  17. paeansunplugged
    August 11, 2020

    This is after my own heart, Radhika. So powerful and beautiful. The anguish so lyrically expressed. ❀️

    Liked by 2 people

  18. inspirechief
    August 11, 2020

    Such a powerful poem and well written. Thank you for sharing.

    Liked by 2 people

  19. V.J. Knutson
    August 11, 2020

    This is wonderful, Radhika! How you have created the contrast between paradise and contamination,

    Liked by 2 people

  20. Sri
    August 11, 2020

    Very Nicely Written.

    Liked by 2 people

  21. Nawazish
    August 11, 2020

    A very good poem! This is just wow! The time it breaks from glory to man comes along!!❣❣❣

    Liked by 1 person

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  23. Rishika Kakar
    August 11, 2020

    Beautiful! Hi Radhika, I nominated you for the Sunshine Blogger Award. I’m not sure if you do award posts but I’d love to read your response! Check out my post

    Liked by 2 people

  24. ashok
    August 11, 2020

    Beautiful Radhika

    Liked by 2 people

  25. myexpressionofthoughtsblog
    August 11, 2020

    Marvellously written Radhika

    Liked by 2 people

  26. kittysverses
    August 11, 2020

    Sadly true. Beautifully penned, Ma’am. πŸ™‚

    Liked by 2 people

  27. Bhavana
    August 11, 2020

    Profound!!

    Liked by 2 people

  28. Nathi
    August 11, 2020

    I suppose, unfortunately β€œMan” is the end of all things beautiful and pure.

    Powerful and brilliantly penned, Radhika✍️

    Liked by 2 people

  29. Reena Saxena
    August 11, 2020

    I guess the malignancy in the womb is already showing.

    Liked by 2 people

  30. Reena Saxena
    August 11, 2020

    Reblogged this on Reena Saxena and commented:
    Mother Earth Laments …… by Radhika

    Liked by 1 person

  31. judeitakali
    August 11, 2020

    Wow, poignant and profound

    Liked by 2 people

  32. iiLing
    August 11, 2020

    Truly love this one Radhika! A beautiful interpretation of a gorgeous picture.

    Liked by 2 people

  33. Mother nature will definitely feel happy and satisfied, she will bless you for capturing her voice.

    Liked by 2 people

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  35. Haifa .S
    August 12, 2020

    Valuable words πŸ‘βœ¨

    Liked by 1 person

  36. msjadeli
    August 13, 2020

    Your poem is powerful. I like the way you split it into two, with the light at the top and darkness at the bottom.

    Like

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  38. Susi Bocks
    August 13, 2020

    Wow!!

    Liked by 1 person

  39. Narendra Nayak
    August 15, 2020

    Woeful – the toxicity spills over! Well expressed, R!

    Liked by 1 person

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  41. Nima Mohan
    August 17, 2020

    Well explained dear πŸ™‚
    I hope we heed to her cry before it’s too late!!

    Liked by 1 person

  42. Deeksha Pathak
    August 18, 2020

    I needed dictionary for this one!!
    Human race is constant greedy. We are forced so we are not torturing Mother Earth. Once situation will be normal, and we will be back as greedy and most cruel creatures.

    Liked by 1 person

    • radhikasreflection
      August 19, 2020

      πŸ˜€πŸ˜€
      Already I have seen that happening now Deeksha. Sadly , no lesson is enough for us to learn from.

      Liked by 1 person

  43. Chiru
    August 19, 2020

    Powerful poem Radhika.. Well expressed the cruelty we do for mother nature

    Like

  44. Shivi πŸ’œ
    August 22, 2020

    Wow

    Like

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