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Saving water

Save water
Children told
While brushing
———–
Don’t use the shower
The bucket
Environment friendly 
————-
What about
The water 
That flows
Into the drains into 
The sea
———–
A little
Is harvested
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 it flow
———
The drains 
Overflowing
———-
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
Atleast 
That’s what
My mother said
————
When she
Planted
Her papaya plant
———–
The water flowing
From the overflow 
Of the tank
Overhead
———–
The watchmen
They are happy
To get
Organic fruit
————
Nature’s given
The fertile mud
The flowing water
She says
———-
Do not waste
Now the papaya
Leaves
Pulled out by people
Seeking relief
From dengue
————-
It’s medicinal
———-
As for me
An artificial plant
In my house
———-
Beautiful 
With pretty
Flowers
————-
Looks real
———
It needs
No soil
No watering
No sunlight 
No manure
It’s perfect
————
It bears no fruit
No oxygen
———– 
But then
It’s perfect 
I’m saving water

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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