This is a snippet of my Poem Nurture Nature which talks of climate change and how human activities affect Mother Nature. The entire Poem awaits proper recording.
“When you nurture Nature, Nature nurtures you.”
these are the words of Donald L. Hicks a fellow human who found it in his bones to care for nature, I know you haven’t heard of him, we have become deaf and as blind as bats or worse coz bats at least know how hissing in the air helps avoid collision on trees’ trunks and branches. So at least they know trees should exist and leave them their space. But we’ve become a destructive lot. We’ve lost our purpose. Welcome to the beginning when there was the word, and the word was with God and the word was God. The very God who authored two books first the scriptures which is obvious to you and secondly the creation which we have all taken up arms against.
After creation, man was not only given the Garden of Eden to provide for all his needs but also got highly elevated as the caretaker of the creatures.
Man was made the CEO of creation
But it seems he misunderstood the meaning of CEO and took it as a Call to Extinct Organisms and it hurts me to prophesy that by the time my grandchildren will be of my age elephants will merely be examples used in classrooms to teach biology students what it really means for an organism to be extinct.
We have perfected the art of environmental degradation. So we’ve got to reap the harvests from poisoned soils and we wonder why men succumb to hypogonadism and the entire human race is rapidly getting wiped off the face of earth by cancers
We spend the better part of our lives exploiting our environment in search of ways to boost our treasury
Evading reality that life isn’t just the pursuit of a salary
God perfectly balanced the equation of creation
The gazelle was to feed on vegetation
The vegetation covered the earth surface inhibiting erosion
And trees purified air and summoned rain so why need irrigation?
The birds were the melody of creation; you only knew its dawn when you heard cocks crow and sunbird sing to welcome the sunshine that was eagerly awaited for by plants to cook their meals that spurred energy in every moving creature.
But man has since constipated the whole art of creation
You probably think that I speak out religious obligation
But even if I took God out of the equation
You won’t need rocket science to see how we contribute to this pollution
Instead of nurturing the environment he’s become a champion of its destruction
You burn and choke air with dangerous chemicals and still yap about ozone layer depletion
You cut trees for commercial agriculture
Forgetting that without trees there won’t be rain and you’ll digging graves for the farming culture
You are led by greed: killing thousands and thousands of elephants for ivory and still feel offended when called a vulture
Sometimes we’ve got to fight the government for the sake of environment
Or what shall we do when the people we entrust with conservation of natural resources are the same people at the helm of ivory trade?
Mother Nature is weeping, but do we even care?
Cutting thousand trees and planting none but we can’t see that’s unfair
We are speedily driving to our graves it’s time to shift the gear
And change the course of human race to make the bright future near
We are great beings but just obstinate
You know what’s right but you persist in doing wrong,
We can heal the world if we become considerate
Let’s stop poaching, let’s stop pollution and have some trees grown
It’s only then that we can look at future with hope
Of what benefit is it to have a fine house without a tolerable planet to put it on?
You have a choice, to heal or to infect
But when the last tree is cut and the last fish killed, the last river poisoned, and then you will see that you can’t eat money.