Take Me as an Example

Poems with morals are stronger than words said .This poem is about the cruelty of cutting down trees. There would be no humans living in today’s world of pollution without Trees. Of course, it also plays an important role in Climatic Changes that occurs world wide. This is my message to you people out there through a poem.

I was a kid with a large family extending for about 100 miles long
Where lots of visitors from wild animals to birds came to play and sing songs
We were all happy for we had everything and are always blessed us with enough rain
With pride I looked up at us not knowing that fate will make our happiness to wane
Feeling happy, I closed my little eyes with peace and went down to sleep
When a sudden cry woke me up to see a crowd of people and long axes they did keep
I thought that they had come to visit my place as all living beings would love to do
But all I saw was animals crying in madness and the birds, they scattered and they flew
When a man came to cut a tree beside me, she(tree) gave me a look for help
I stared at her as she fell down giving out a strange long yelp
This cruelty continued and I closed my eyes awaiting for my death
Being mesmerized in this sudden change of life away from mirth

I heard a man saying that the work is been over for today
And they will be back when they need more in another day
Finishing their work and carrying logs of woods , they went
We few that have been left for now , started to resent
Its all a dream, I said to myself
Still closing my eyes and praying for help
The Mother Nature showed her anger by not raining making the place hot
But we trees stood still not having any other place to go nor any options left out
People who had hearts felt that something was wrong by cutting down the trees
They quarreled among themselves , gave up finally and left us free
Then after a few days the sudden silence woke me up from my dream
And I slowly opened my eyes to see who were all still alive in my team

That was the greatest shock in my life for all I see was nothing…I was alone
I stood defeated, I cried, I prayed for my death, I am lost and torn
Each day I look above to see the sun, my only companion to share
After all , she is the only one left out for me to care
I would question her every day, why I was the one to be left out
From the cruelty that had befallen all her friends and the whole lot
Days went by, I grew old and I saw few human eyes pry on me one day
The look on their eyes moulded me as AN EXAMPLE never to interfere in The Mother Nature’s ways


Umamaheswari Anandane

She introduces herself as a poetess, a writer, a blogger and a simple woman. An Engineer by Qualification, she has always had a passion for writing poems which took better shape in her blog. She is on a verge of completing a Tamil Novel which she is thinking of putting in print. She has started fulfilling her bucket lists with just tiny drops of water, hoping that she will fill it more than half within the years to come.

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