Nature’s Retort

I wrote this poem on the floods in the Southern Indian States of Kerala & Karnataka (Kodagu District) in August 2018.

O rain! We asked but for a little,
But our cities must you pound and belittle?

O human! Our showers but a tad more,
The rivers and forests have this curse bore.

O rivers and forests! Most revered and divine,
Why thus you make us weep and whine?

O human! For years you pillaged us galore,
Your greed and apathy had made us sore…