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Drift from Then to Now…

Listen well while I tell you a story, of not so long ago.

Earth was a resplendent pristine aura of iridescent hues.

A tiara of verdant promise graced her flawless face,

she nurtured her earthlings with abundance.

The primordial man dwelled in harmony, under her benign bosom.

The passage of time, alters the rhythm of life,

greed eclipses man’s wisdom, as he dons a narcissist’s role.

Progress takes a dimension of untamed growth,

his scalpel pierces deep into her womb

 ears fall deaf to her heartrending cries.

 He stamps his carbon footprints on the planet

concretes conquer green duvets,

glaciers melt a teary deluge,

species disappear, marine creatures succumb to oil spills,

climate change makes an unwelcome entry.

Mercury exhales blazing inferno

flora and fauna wither under toxic pollutants

obscured greys and browns tint her visage

negligent dumping of plastic nauseates her

gaseous smog poisons her primeval soul.

Today she blows the bugle of warning,

for man to stop his fusillade of plunders.

Her wrath brings forth natural dissonance.

Life today is bordering on fringes of doom,

before she exhales fumes of deathly toxins.

Let’s pay heed to those sirens and take a solemn oath

replace tainted solutions with sustainability,

 before nature’s sweet song fades away

overpowered by her screams for salvation,

until she breathes her last, or we do!!

Sadje’s WDYS #93

72 comments on “Drift from Then to Now…

  1. Deborah Agustin
    August 2, 2021

    Wow. This is beautiful. A wonderful advocacy to care for our environment.

    Liked by 4 people

  2. Sadje
    August 2, 2021

    Powerful poem Radhika. We all need to her your message. Thanks for joining in my friend

    Liked by 1 person

  3. SamSahana
    August 2, 2021

    I’ve always been a big fan of all your poems but THIS is a masterpiece! I know it’s not fair to compare gold to gold, but this shines really bright as it is a call to awaken us from our slumbers. Powerful, realistic, frightening and awakening, all at the same time! Can visualise minstrels singing this. Wonderful! 👌🙏🤍

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    • radhikasreflection
      August 3, 2021

      Oh my, I am at a loss for words now Sahana 😊. Thanks dear for always being so generous with your compliments.❤️
      I truly believe that we are grossly wrong in our behaviour and attitude to the generosity of mother earth. We are so blinded by our greed that we close our eyes to the reckless damage we are doing to the planet. I fervently hope we listen to the warning signs and promise to mend our ways before it is too late.

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      • SamSahana
        August 3, 2021

        Very nicely said! We’ve made Mother Nature angry and we must do something to earn her forgiveness. 🙏

        Liked by 1 person

      • radhikasreflection
        August 3, 2021

        Nourishing her with sustainable efforts and restoring her lush verdant crown is the only way to win her love back.

        Liked by 1 person

  4. Shweta Suresh
    August 2, 2021

    We have to pay heed to her pleas indeed. A wonderful message. Great take, dear

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Nawazish
    August 2, 2021

    Wow! This is beautiful

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Indira
    August 2, 2021

    Great message for the mankind… you conveyed it so powerfully, Radhika!

    Liked by 2 people

  7. boundlessblessingsblog
    August 2, 2021

    A wonderful tribute to our Mother Earth, Radhika. We as humans have destroyed her and at what extent. Let us hope that God saves us all from devastation. A lovely story, thanks.

    Liked by 1 person

  8. ramblingswithusha
    August 2, 2021

    Lovely message, beautifully conveyed, Radhika.

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Mason Bushell
    August 2, 2021

    A wonderous look at the World and the damage we cause.I love it.

    Liked by 1 person

  10. Filarance
    August 2, 2021

    Woww!! This is fantastic dear..! I truly loved it very much..! Very wonderfully written…!🤗💕

    Liked by 1 person

  11. Rigozo
    August 3, 2021

    I’m applauding the imagery here Radhika🥰

    Liked by 1 person

  12. Infinite Living
    August 3, 2021

    Your word power is incredible talent dear Radhika! Your poem pierces deep as a visceral experience – it is felt in my belly, my bones, tears and sickness – an experience that literally is of how we are the same as our Earth, each one of us, her experience is our experience, individual and collective. Our choices are a ripple effect, sparing none – your concluding line is a powerful punch! You make us see, hear and feel deeply. Absolutely powerful, beautiful!! Perhaps submit it for wider distribution for more Earth lovers and to raise awareness 💛✨

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    • radhikasreflection
      August 3, 2021

      Your generous feedback truly humbles me Pragalbha. Much grateful for that 🙏
      Our callous attitude towards our planet greatly pains me. We live in such disharmony as if mother earth is a storehouse of unlimited and never ending resource. I fear the state of our environment we leave behind for our children tomorrow.
      You have rightly said Pragalbha..our choices are a ripple effect and if we don’t mend that choice none will be spared eventually.

      Liked by 1 person

      • Infinite Living
        August 3, 2021

        I agree with you about the pain and fear for what we are leaving behind for our children. You are very welcome 💛✨

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  13. Pallavi
    August 3, 2021

    Indeed, an immensely important and beautiful message.

    Liked by 2 people

  14. judeitakali
    August 3, 2021

    Wonderfully passionate, eloquent, and poetic. Perfect for the nature theme.

    Liked by 1 person

  15. Narayan Kaudinya
    August 3, 2021

    we certainly are on the edge. I say three things.
    1. Lets not use one time use plastic at any cost atleast.
    2. Enroll with any environmental ngo around or find a way to plant trees quietly.
    3. Brush our children, the next generation about the upcoming calamity. It is coming as of now for sure.
    Thanks for making me write this Radhika. Important poem to be read out loud every month from the roof top !

    Liked by 1 person

    • radhikasreflection
      August 4, 2021

      Thanks so much for your support on this Narayan. I so agree to your inputs.
      1. The government did ban the use of one time plastic in many states, but gave in to the pressure of the vested party interests.
      2. Definitely a good idea. Infact it should be done as a mandatory activity at school level also.
      3. Yes, children should be sensitised to the environmental happenings and it’s repercussions as it is they who will bear the brunt of toxicity tomorrow.
      Collective effort from all is what is needed ,looking beyond profits for a healthy planet else it will turn into a hellish planet.

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  16. Narendra Nayak
    August 3, 2021

    Will we now, will we. R? She’s shown her fury like never before – unimagined and like a nightmare…

    Liked by 1 person

    • radhikasreflection
      August 4, 2021

      N, frankly this question haunts me for I know deep down that sadly we never seem to learn any lessons. I shudder to think how tomorrow will be for the generations to come.

      Liked by 1 person

  17. Chris Hall
    August 3, 2021

    Beautifully expressed, Radhika. If only humanity would heed Mother’s warnings – that last line is very telling.

    Liked by 1 person

  18. Vignesh S Raj
    August 3, 2021

    Such a profound message. You have expressed it beautifully!

    Liked by 1 person

  19. Bhavana Madbhavi
    August 3, 2021

    Woh! Perfect! Very intense!

    Liked by 1 person

  20. oishmortal
    August 3, 2021

    So beautifully penned. Loved it 🌸

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  21. Sowmya
    August 4, 2021

    This is a masterpiece Radhika. A powerful poem with a wake up call to humans. We humans had taken tremendous advantage of the bountiful nature of Mother earth. Its high-time that we wake up from this slumber. Loved your poem Radhika.

    Liked by 1 person

  22. Cindy Georgakas
    August 4, 2021

    this is such a profound powerful post so needed to rise some stir and fire in peoples bellies!
    nice job Radhika! 💖💖

    Liked by 1 person

  23. Ashish kumar
    August 5, 2021

    This is profound work with message… Very well penned…

    I have read your book “Eclectic Verses” and it is beautiful… all the haikus and poems are excellent… Also, I have written a review post about your book… Do read whenever free… Here is the link:

    https://ashishvision.wordpress.com/2021/08/05/book-review-eclectic-verses-radhika-puttige/

    Liked by 1 person

    • radhikasreflection
      August 5, 2021

      Thank you from the bottom of my heart Ashish. Am so happy that you enjoyed the book. Honoured that you wrote a post with your review on your blog 😇🙏

      Liked by 1 person

      • Ashish kumar
        August 5, 2021

        My pleasure to go through your debut book and write a review post… 🙂

        Like

  24. Smitha V
    August 5, 2021

    This translation of all that’s happening around us- forest fires, floods, heat waves, covid -is the need of the day. Nature is warning us. Powerful poem, Radhika.

    Liked by 1 person

  25. paeansunplugged
    August 6, 2021

    Radhika, you have beautifully expressed a very timely message…one that we all should pay heed to. ❤️

    Liked by 1 person

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  27. ramblingswithusha
    August 9, 2021

    Lovely poem Radhika. Man and his greedy ways.

    Liked by 1 person

  28. Cheryl, Gulf Coast Poet
    August 10, 2021

    Earth’s degradation is number one on my list of concerns for the future. Of course, some character flaws like selfishness, greed, and carelessness led to the problems, so I am also concerned for humanity’s soul as well as our misfortunes. I hope it’s not too late to correct our attitudes and save the planet! Powerfully written and thought-provoking poem, Radhika! Hope all is well with you! ❤

    Liked by 1 person

    • radhikasreflection
      August 12, 2021

      Sadly the rate of degradation now is pretty fast Cheryl, and we are solely to blame for that. A time may come soon, where all forms of life will start to wither away under the toxic pollutants. I am appalled at how conveniently we turn a blind eye to this catastrophe waiting to strike.
      I am well Cheryl. Thanks for asking. Good to see you after long ❤️. Take care!!

      Like

  29. sunisanthosh
    August 10, 2021

    Important and powerful message you depicted here Radhika. ❤

    Liked by 1 person

  30. Offshorewriter
    August 16, 2021

    Beautifully penned. 👏👏 This is a great reminder, wish if everyone know the importance of nature before it’s too late.
    Missed few of your posts, catching up now….

    Liked by 1 person

  31. Benjamin Grossman
    August 22, 2021

    An earth’s song told through human eyes. Wonderful work! Great write-up!

    Liked by 1 person

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