Thursday, August 6, 2020


Once again, we are in the first week of August 2020 and fearing heavy floods! Our goddess Krishna river, flows very close by and is a life giving, huge natural water body resource, known to never dry up! Though, we, once again fear facing heavy floods and are apprehensive about what will be the extent of damage this year? I have penned a few lines about her, she being the reason behind the GREEN  prosperity in this region and highly worshiped in the  golden belt of Western Maharashtra! I am sure, many of you will identify with me! Even now, its not too late, lets stop playing with nature!

She dances through the city, happily and merrily,
Taking twists and turns, feeding her bank gulley,
Usually she is calm and in a happy mood,
Playfully irrigating as many fields as she could!
She is the mother of one and all,
Bringing fertility, stability, prosperity for big and small,
Her waters are clean, serene, calm and quiet,
She comes from the mountains, thirty three rivers in her, unite!
But slowly the human babies whom she nurtured,
Have started throttling her veins, wherever they captured,
Unnaturally, unhygienically, unwittingly, they have blocked her playful streams,
Built houses, homes, hospitals and grounds, choking her, up to the brink!
In the want of riches, luxuries and accessories,
Plastics, bottles, non-degradable have been dumped, inhumanly in her tributaries!
She doesn’t know where to turn, how to reconcile?
Her waters are miserable, her mind in turmoil!
She is fed by rains and mountain waters,
Which sometimes go beyond her quarters!
Confused she flows wherever she can,
Taking all under her wings, rich, poor and clan!
Blessed as she is, she blesses others too,
Bringing in greenery, as she flows through!
But how long would she do that, how long can she bear?
When everything goes beyond measure, she has nothing but to despair!
She then runs wild, she gets bloated unlimitedly,
She has no choice, she tries to shrink repeatedly!
Her wrath knows no one, when she herself frays here and there,
Finding her way through, in and out of gullies, and nothing to spare!
If she is angry, who is to blame, if nature is upturned and situation aflame?
Let’s think of this, one and all, let’s be wiser, Big or small!
Let’s care for nature, let’s not be uncaring,
If nature retaliates, it will only be our doing!
We remember God, when the situation is odd,
We start believing in Divine Force,
Only when there is no hope or recourse!!!

                                                                                                   Dr Jaya Vikas Kurhekar, 
Green Blogger