slowly we are making earth barren
it was a toil, a nuisance
to keep the ground free from grass
and all sorts of weeds
that popped up after every rain
that was too frequent
sometimes one called the clouds names
now rain is scarce
scarcer are those adamant green heads
subdued by constant poisoning
of unhealthy wastes
and too much absense of life giving rain.
Those of you who have gardens know how tough it is to clean up the gardens in rainy climates. We had to hire people to clean up after monsoons, so we could maintain the garden. Even then it was quite arduous a task.
In Kolkata, must be because of too much concrete and the regular mixing of that cement and other wastes in the soil the fertility is very low. I sometimes feel happy when I see a patch of grass 🙂
The sparse growth of weeds on sides of roads will remind you of hair in a toddler’s head, too thin and too little 🙂
I often try to guess the reasons, this is the reason I could guess.. could it be the right one?