Mountains made to give way
For speeding cars and magnetic railway
Need a tunnel and the parking bay
They have better life standards and pay.
Tall buildings, other manmade wonders
Climate changes; many species’ murder!
Rivers were stopped by force
with dams; diverted from their course
Water trickled along like a lame horse
Into towns, their taps leaking or worse.
Better services everyday
A world of comfort they say!
Hills which once had sheltered villages
Now beheaded to aid smooth passage
Of aircrafts that land with men and baggage
Needs; not luxuries of modern age.
How much is too much
That erases world’s diversity as such?
Over the green fields that once were
Moved a shopping mall there
Exclusive stores, multiplexes and more
Food courts and wide game areas to score.
Development, more jobs
Nature’s unheard sobs!
Onto the shore the waves crash
With all their might and wipe off trash.
Corals and fish choke and perish
Glaciers melt, life’s mysteries vanish.
Disasters on earth, new viruses challenge
The wait is over, nature unleashes its revenge!