Introduction : This poem is inspired from the beautiful wetlands and Mangroves of Navi Mumbai, India , that host a wide variety of flora and fauna. Today, we are in verge of loosing many species for ever. The land belongs to a country government but nature and natural phenomena like migration belongs to entire word and therefore every country is responsible to protect wetlands and mangroves. This poem is an effort to provoke a thought in readers mind to save nature.
Many things in my city brings me happiness,
The Wetlands and Mangroves are the best amongst good;
Flamingos’ pink add brightness to nothingness,
And cukoo bird sing to sweeten my mood.
Mangroves and marshlands have protected me, from the dangers of the sea;
The ponds and lakes have quenched my thirst, with water as pure as it could be.
Preserving life-line of water, life forms, fishes and shrimps so rightously;
It is nursery for an ecosystem, nurturing human life ever so silently.
Quiet forests, spacious and calm, giving me abundance of strength and gains;
The biodiversity in it is so vast; it has remedies for all sorts of pains.
It’s a bliss to watch alongside palm beach road from the school bus going fast;
It is giving everything it had, while asking nothing in return, leaving us aghast.
Some want money, big palaces to live, international airport and make merry;
With greed they are destroying mangroves and wetlands where I love to ferry.
I warn thy who are blocking our lifeline and blind to Mother Nature’s tears;
For one day a storm or tsunami will bring true all your fears.
Never can man recreate nature nor bring back God’s gift destroyed in haste;
Leave our wetlands and mangroves untouched, or else we will be soon waste.
Let us call for Renaissance of Nature, revive the rivers, plant more trees;
Keep the wetlands water clean and you will for sure enjoy the mangrove breeze.
Kindness and graciousness of mother nature as it come flooding all along;
Will be ours and give next generation, a valid reason to rejoice and live long.
Class 9th, Podar International School (CBSE), Nerul .

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