V- Vulnerable Visage!

A to Z Challenge – Nature and I


Vintage now, but dimpled smiles, buoyant emotions, vernal appeal defined nature’s looks back then

Veil of apathy, obsession with material development blurred man’s vision, as his tryst with progress continued unabated.

Values unmoored from his soul; the intellect eclipsed by the gossamer of unsatiable greed

Variegated panorama, scarred by his brazen nonchalance, burnt to ashes

Vestige contours of her primeval allure, fading into oblivion, buried under layers of manmade detritus

Vapid soul of nature gasps for breath, as the mortal hands pierce the scalpel deeper, she sheds silent tears, as her ruptured veins bleed a slow death

Virulence must stop, with a collective pledge to reinstate her lost verdant glory, or we brace ourselves to write an epitaph, to be tombed over mankind

You can read my earlier posts from the challenge here.


37 thoughts on “V- Vulnerable Visage!”

  1. Dark, and a sad reminder where we are headed towards. But I still continue to find a glimmer of hope in that sudden rainbow, or the nature’s unbridled passion to reignite its soul and give us unhindered abundance; and people that are making it all worthwhile; in their deep efforts to make a difference.

    We need poems like this as a wake up call for people who are oblivious to such a carnage.

    Love and hugs, dear Radhika.

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    1. Natasha, I agree. It’s only because of the relentless efforts of a few conscientious souls that nature is still balancing on a thin thread. We need collective restoration efforts to make a substantial difference. I genuinely hope we’ll be able to do that.
      Thanks a lot dear. Have a lovely afternoon!

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      1. We are together in this. Let’s spearhead and spread the message as writers and help initiate more and more people into this cause.

        Have a blessed week.
        Blessed be Mother Earth. ❤

        I’m writing something fun today. Not totally related to this but close enough 😉

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      2. Trying to put it together amidst multiple other things.
        This is the slowest I have been in writing a simple post.

        But not beating myself and flowing🤗
        Blessed week, Radhika.
        Blessed be Mamma Earth indeed.💚

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  2. Some months back I saw a horror movie “Bhumika” with a twist. I think it’s originally Tamil
    .your poem and pain of mother earth reminded that movie to me. Do check it out if u can!

    Dropping by from a to z “The Pensive”

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