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“Here is your country. Cherish these natural wonders, cherish the natural resources, cherish the history and romance as a sacred heritage, for your children and your children’s children. Do not let selfish men or greedy interests skin your country of its beauty, its riches or its romance.”
Theodore Roosevelt

leave our environment for us

we are not complaining.

the streets may be unplanned,

our roads may be constant rivers;

while our houses are unplanned

let us be.

 

know ye not our environment

is work in progress?

 

when we fill our wetlands

and push our waters far from the shores.

is that the concern of anybody?

when we decimate our forests

does that become somebody’s business?

is our environment not work in progress?

 

when our cities are pigsty replicas

should that concern do-gooders?

are we not the one living inside them?

are we complaining?

when slums compete for prominence

is it anybody’s problem?

the desert may be knocking at our doors

our industries may pollute our skies

is that a problem?

the moment jobs are available

 

know ye not,

our environment is work in progress.

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