Dr. Geeta Radhakrishna Menon


Tree 3 - A Tree Is An Absorbent - Poem by Dr. Geeta Radhakrishna Menon

Stupendous creation of God - The trees!
So rich in content,
So regal in stature,
So resplendent in form,
So green and clean,
Surviving the onslaught of nature's fury,
Sincerely aiding the human kind by
Solving the problems caused by pollution!

Tropical countries, so full of trees,
Trees that act as defence mechanism,
Tolerating and assimilating the heat of the sun,
To protect people from oppressing heat,
To prevent sun-burns and sun-strokes,
To shade from the piercing ultra-violet rays,
To save man from various diseases of lungs and stomach,
To secure man from sickness and suffering!

A great absorbent! The trees!
Amazing capacity to draw in and
Absorb toxic elements from
Atmospherically infected areas,
Assimilating every bit of poisonous gas,
Alarming emissions from synthetic substances,
Alerting man to beware of contamination
Absorbs all! The unwanted rubbish too!

A tree has an unbelievable
Capacity to absorb
Carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide
Corrupting the surrounding with killer gases
Clever trees! They not only absorb, but
Convert as well! The impure into pure substance,
Counter balancing and counter weighing,
Corroborating with ecological-system of balance!

Saving the environment from
Serious pollution,
Skillfully retaining the carbon,
Showering oxygen into the atmosphere
Sighted with a clean vision,
Specified purpose to let man breathe,
Stay healthy and fit,
Shielding the vital green from annihilation!

Topic(s) of this poem: tree, nature


Poet's Notes about The Poem

A tree protects the environment.Apart from shade which every tree provides, there are so many benefits that the tree provides to keep the atmosphere around us free from pollution and consumption of toxic gases.

Comments about Tree 3 - A Tree Is An Absorbent by Dr. Geeta Radhakrishna Menon

  • Valsa George (4/7/2017 12:27:00 AM)


    This is not a poem, but a 'treatise' on trees - the amazing creation of God! This can serve as solid material to inculcate in the younger generation a love of trees and an awareness among those who indiscriminately destroy the forests and the green vegetation of the earth. A sure 10 for this capsuled wisdom! (Report) Reply

    Geeta Radhakrishna Menon Geeta Radhakrishna Menon (4/7/2017 9:45:00 AM)

    Dear Valsa,
    So happy to see you back on my tree page.
    Thank you so much for your wonderful comment.
    Stay blessed always!

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  • Vaidyanathan Ram Iyer (4/20/2016 1:01:00 PM)


    Yes, tree produces organics, builds house, coconut tree leaf is used carrying dead body,
    Builds hut, making baskets much more. Nice
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    Geeta Radhakrishna Menon Geeta Radhakrishna Menon (4/7/2017 9:48:00 AM)

    A tree bestows on us so much.
    Hope people around us realise its tremendous value.
    Thank you Ram, for your nice comment.

  • Abdulrazak Aralimatti (9/11/2015 11:15:00 AM)


    Truly, let us be a part of nature like the trees absorbing toxic and giving life
    Loved reading it..........10
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    Geeta Radhakrishna Menon Geeta Radhakrishna Menon (9/11/2015 1:10:00 PM)

    To be a part of nature and specially the trees, is a great experience! To give generously like the trees an is an humbling experience and growth in life. Thank you for the generous comment.

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Poem Edited: Saturday, April 23, 2016


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