Something that we use only once
But waste it in tonnes, piling it up for months
We tear it, crush it, and crumple it
We write on it, we fight with it
We use so many papers.
By cutting trees, we build sky-scrappers
We misuse nature,
Paving a road to ruin our future!
The hundreds of trees we chop each day,
Thousands of animals we disturb everyday
A bird loses its nest,
Doesn’t know where to adjust and where to rest
It enters our house, just like an unwelcome guest
We try getting rid of it, in disgust treating it
Like a pest.
Because we never understand,
That it has nowhere to go.
All the pain it has to undergo.
Yet, it never complains
Calmly, all of it, it just sustains
From all our cruel actions we ought to refrain.
All the beauty we ought to retain
Paper, it is such a pain
It is the one responsible for the acid rain
We’re the ones who produce it
We’ve been pretty much insane
Our technology is all in vain
That we realize and analyse
Its time that we conserve and consume.
And reusing we better resume
To protect each and every tree.
And let the animals be free.
And keep up their glee
So let’s go on a recycling spree!
Madhuri Ganamukula is a class X student at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan's Public School