Point of no return ?

These days I think
of my childhood,
cleaner , simpler times;
I regret the moments
I wanted to leave them behind –
the ways of the nature,
the words of the wise and old;
no haste no waste,
Nothing thrown, nothing lost.

I seek ways to return,
and fail to train myself to re-learn
what I ignored to value before;
What you sow,so shall you reap,
The basic of living – and I forgot.
Now the price to be paid,
by generations to come
– an apt punishment ?
Or a warning just yet,
buried in toxic waste,
hated by our own children
for teaching them wrong ways,
Mankind marching in a race,
Beyond the point of no return.

 

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Written for DVerse Poetics where we are asked to write on Climatic crisis.

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5 thoughts on “Point of no return ?”

  1. I love how you started with past memories and kept mention of basic values to return to. So heavily in the crisis, it does feel like we’re beyond the point of no return.

  2. It indeed requires a lot of unlearning and relearning to change our ways. “Beyond the point of no return” scares me at times — I eventually think that all that is happening is perhaps apt after all.

    1. My feelings too. Though it saddens me when I look at the kids of my family. What are we leaving behind ?

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