Chasing the shadow of an impossible dream,
I found myself sitting by a cool stream,
I could feel the cool breeze of air embracing me,
Oh! What an enchanted sight to see!
Beautiful birds soaring in the sky with their colorful wings.
And little children playing on the tree swings.
I could hear the melody of a cuckoo.
And I saw a cow on the meadow across moo.
As if inviting people to visit the fantasy land.
And then I found myself playing with the waves, and the sand.
I let the waves touch my feet and turned around to see.
A mermaid with a plastic bag on her face waved to me.
Her voice muffled,
As she struggled,
To catch her breath,
Or waiting for her death.
As if by magic, I walked among the waves,
Treading gently over the underwater graves.
Of octopuses, fishes, and other aquatic animals galore.
I couldn't hold back my tears anymore.
Cursing the irresponsible humans for this miserable sight.
My heart went out to all those suffering from the plight
Of asphyxiation due to the plastic and toxic waste.
Dumped by the humans into the oceans in haste.
Finally, I walked upto her and removed the plastic cover.
I hugged her gently, and told her that her ordeal was over.
She blessed me with a boon for helping her out.
Said she, " You will be championing the cause of humanity, no doubt.'
Then I woke up with a smile on my face.
Mother Nature has her own ways.
To seek the help for her children in distress.
And get rid of the pile of the garbage dress.
Covering Mother Earth due to human exploitation.
We never realize the impact of our actions even in our imagination.
Wiping out the primary source of rain,
And praying to God for water, in vain.
We can get rid of the pollution of all kinds.
But what about the cure for polluted minds?
Resorting to prayers and meditation.
Is the true path for salvation.
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