Journalism In Verse

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Watercolor

in Asia/Environment by

sometimes green,
lesser green, with change
in angle there is blue, gray,
sometimes an
in-between hue, or
just Ocean Blue.
As holy Ganga descends
down from mountains
she donning colors
as varied as confused
thoughts of those, just
dipping, to wash
away their sins.

all through her
1,570-mile journey,
gasping for breath,
trying to flow fast,
past this callous
humanity she reaches
her love, Sea, crying.

trying to shade off
her tears that carry
bones, half-burnt bodies,
clothes, chemicals, burnt-out
lamps, faded flowers and all,
I try to paint her in
watercolor, with painin vain.

 


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Dying “Mother Ganges”: holy river succumbs to pollution [Reuters]


Thriveni C Mysore is a science teacher from Karnataka, India. She is locally acknowledged for her critical writings on Philosophy, Ethics and Education. She loves Nature poetry and holds Environmental Awareness Lectures for school children. She has been previously published on Poets Reading the News.

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