A Poem in Honor of Earth Day 2023
by Saleem A. Khan, MD
Over the years, scientists warned us often,
Environmental activists tried to make us aware
But we continued to ruin our planet Earth.
By paying close attention to our surroundings,
We may find so many things wrong everywhere
And realize how our ecosystem is imbalanced.
We hardly ever stop and ask ourselves,
Why do we make our water bodies dirty
And why do we pollute our air all the time?
Many of us are so busy and preoccupied
We do not understand the problems well
And do not make sincere efforts to solve them.
It is crucial, we remind ourselves and others,
To reduce the waste, use reusable products
And try planting more trees whenever appropriate.