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Do not waste

Do not waste 
The food on your plate
————–
Never mind
It adds
————
To your obesity
———–
Why not train
Them
To take
Less
On their plate
———-
They can
Always take
A second helping
————
Children told 
Not to waste 
————-
While brushing teeth
On the tap
Only
When you need
————-
For a bath
Use a bucket
Do not shower
Do not waste
Water
———
We feel good
We’re doing
Our bit
————
What about
The water 
That flows
In the city
Into the drains
Into the sea
———–
The miniscule
Is harvested
Flows into wells 
Or tanks
———
The rest
Wasted
———–
Then in the mountains 
The source oh the water
No tanks built
To contain it
So the water
Flows
Down the slopes
Into the sea
Leaving
The mountain
High and dry
_________
And the people 
Parched
———-
What about
The compounds
Made of concrete
Not letting
The water seep
———-
How many buildings 
Recharge
The water
How many
Let go
——–
The drains 
Overflowing
And flooding
The streets
———–
A few
They have
Underground 
Tanks
To store the water
That falls 
On their terraces
———
The pretty plants
In the compound
In the little
Mud we have
Not yielding fruit
Or vegetable
———–
Couldn’t we
Use that space
For ourselves 
———–
Our kitchen
Garden
———–
They will steal
They will take
The fruit 
Of our labour
————–
Does it matter
Let someone 
Eat
———
That’s what
My mother said
When she
Planted
Her papaya
———-
The water flowing
From the overflow 
Of the tank
Overhead
Watering it
In fertile mud
———-
The watchmen
They are happy
To get
Organic fruit
———–
Nature’s given
The fertile mud
The flowing water
She says
Do not waste

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By Jyothsna DSouza

I’m at home
With my children
With plenty of time
To read, teach, and muse

I believe if you have
The capacity
To do good
And others
They confirm
It is good
If it’s important
For many,
Not one
One must persist
To the end,
Till all one’s
Resources
Are exhausted

Man lives on hope

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