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A lake's obituary

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The mob, elites, journalists
As well as poets like I
To our environment-unfriendly bent
Turning a blind eye
Also tardy in asking  "Why
We strip of mother nature's green mantle,
While to maintain the statuesque
It gets locked in a sever battle?"
Equally not checking overgrazing,
We allowed fertile soil and sand
Amok,wild floods ride
To a close by touristic lake,
Whose mouth an expansion
Used to make
As much as its foreign body intake.

Soon,with the vast array of
Flora and fauna it supports,
Before we knew it
The magnificent lake died
Ceding place to a barren land,
An eyesore that looked a dump yard!

We used to believe  the talk about environment change is a far-fetched prognosis but things began to change before our eyes.Seasons simply bear their name their features are completely changed! Dedicated to Haromaya Lake!



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Alem Hailu G/Kristos

Tue 21st Feb 2017 13:57

Thank you sir.yes we have to rescue the remaining lakes on the brink of extinction!

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Tue 21st Feb 2017 09:19

Thanks for posting this poem Alem. It highlights a terrible situation all over the world but especially in poorer nations where the environment has come under such intense pressure from the activities of man. Madagascar is a case in point where there has been huge environmental damage. The UK based charity Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust has been working to restore habitat and educate locals in sustainable fishing and farming practices in order to help save the incredibly rare Madagascan pochard which survives in just a few remote lakes in the north of the country. Our appetite for destruction makes me weep.

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