My Expressions

Date : 21 April 2020

  • Young Voice
  • Ria Mariam Riju


If we, the children of the meek,
should inherit an earth
whose rainforest lungs
breathe a trail of waste –
an earth where the ailing sea
shudders in its own slick


If we, the children of the meek,
should inherit an earth
where the grass goes nostalgic
at the mere mention of green
and the sky looks out of its depth
when reminded of blue


If we, the children of the meek,
Should inherit an earth,
Where we buy packaged air,
And cold is just a forgotten word,
Where the water is not more than a sludgy liquid
And we forbid the very thought of its consumption.


If we, the children of the meek,
should inherit an earth,
where people no longer die
Of old age
But die, of climate change.


If we, the children of the meek,
Should inherit such an earth,
We ask you, the people,
Is this what you have left,
Besides money and gold?
Should we dance or frown,
At the news of our inheritance.


Let’s do small things to help in climate action, like planting trees, saving water; so that the future thank us rather than cursing us. Make your Climate Action Promise now and fulfill it with all your heart. Remember, a small deed goes a long way, and together we can save Mother Earth. Let’s vow to achieve complete restoration of the planet, and do our bit in the same.


Save Earth! Save Life!

 

Ria Mariam Riju

Grade 9, The Choice School, Thiruvalla, Kerala