Extremes

Looking at his parched field,
He remembered his hard work
Cleaning the earth,
Sowing seeds
Purchasing fertilizers
From corporates
Who assured higher yields ……

His efforts gave nothing

Looking at his inundated field,
Crop immersed in water
He remembered his hard work
Cleaning the Earth,
Sowing seeds,
Purchasing fertilizers
From corporates
Who assured him higher yields

His efforts gave nothing

Steeped in huge debt
And vagaries of nature
And unable to grapple with extremes,
He chose another extreme step ….

Highlighting the root cause
Of human deliberate apathy
Towards Nature and Life,
He paid the cost
By ending his life!

Sheshu Babu is a writer who wants to foster the whole world. Read other articles by Sheshu.