Veeraiyah Subbulakshmi

Polluted Rivers Around The World! - Poem by Veeraiyah Subbulakshmi

When the melting at the mountainous hearts,
Pass through the streams of tributaries a lot,
Merge at that elevation for the rivers to form,
Though have the comfortable bed and the banks,
Still it likes to run from the origin to the mouth,
Where the fine sediments are left in deltas,
The million year's journey is halted with pollutants,
Nitrogen in the Mississippi, acids in the King's,
Benzene in the Songhua, waste of civilizations,
In the rivers of Citarum, Yamuna, Buriganga,
Ganges, Marilao and yellow. Who has taught,
To throw the waste into the water system,
As long as the rubbish heavy and can't float,
It can comfortably settle and rest,
At the beds for thousand years,
Secrets of evolution hidden under the water,
But no secrets can be hidden forever,
When pollutants affect the health of livings,
Waste Management is another field of study,
That does not teach to dump the sewer into the steam,
Polluted rivers are everywhere as the polluted human,
Just waiting for the right time to explode and expose,
The truth. What are we up to when we do not know,
How to manage the beautiful giants of nature,
We have polluted the land and the heart,
We have polluted the water and the colored fluid red,
We have polluted the air and the hole in the crown,
We have comfort to live this life up in the sky,
We have let the golden goose to gasp for air.

Comments about Polluted Rivers Around The World! by Veeraiyah Subbulakshmi

  • Rajendran Muthiah (8/13/2012 11:09:00 AM)

    A universal poem with a universal theme. In the last five lines, you are at the peak. Rated *****. The lines are high sounding. Wonderful. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, August 12, 2012

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