10 Jul 2009

Far Away from This Thickening Smoke

This is the 50th post on this Blog. I decided to dedicate this Golden Jubilee post to a special cause about which I have been writing and also acting upon, though in small measures as yet.

Far away from this thickening smoke,
There was a place that used to be.
Canopy of trees, a gleaming river,
As far as you could see.

The soil was rich, the weather pleasant,
So in came teeming crowds.
With time everything was gone,
Leaving behind smoking shrouds.

Now here is a jungle of concrete,
Where the so called humans reside.
For the love they got, they give back smoke,
While they work, sleep or drive.

I've heard, it's same everywhere,
The temperatures are rising high.
For more smoke that they will add,
Their children will have to cry.

Far away from this thickening smoke,
There was a place that used to be.
Going back there is not possible,
So please stop here, at least.

Click here to learn how you can reduce your carbon footprint and help in thwarting Global Warming in your day to day life. Though the tips overall pertain to lifestyle and habits of average Americans but contain some important tips for middle and upper class Indian families too.

Image Courtesy:
http://www.mooseyscountrygarden.com (edited)


sm said...

Vipul,nice poem with pic
like it

BK Chowla, said...

Vipul.well written post.So long as land mafia is in collaboration with the neta brigade,greenery-global warming will remain subjects for drawingroom discussions only.

Subhayan Mukerjee said...

congrats on ur 50 !!! the poem was great, buddy, so was the pic ... ur template is possibly the most versatile one i've seen ... anything goes with it and everything fits in it :)

Bharathi said...

Congratulations on your 50th post. I fell in love with the river in the picture. where is it.

Unknown said...

hey congrats.. i too reached my 50 yesterday..... the picture is so good...

Dhiman said...

Wow so apt poem true buddy very true I never thought I'll start seeing the Global Warming thing so soon... Thanks for the link posting the carbon footprint calculation ... I think each of us can do our bit to reduce the carbon foot print in every way possible.... rest about doing something from converting the asli jungles with concrete ones rests on the Govt.(but they don't seem to care) ...
And a Big round of *Clap Clap Clap* for reaching yet another milestone of Golden Jubilee...

Anonymous said...


The picture is beautiful :) & so are the words :)

Have a great weekend ahead :)


Vipul Grover said...

@SM.. thanx buddy 4 dropping by nd appreciating:)

@Chowlaji.. thts d sad truth chowlaji.. thts why gave tht link so tht at least the people cn start with efforts at their homes:)

@Subhayan.. yup, white background really comes handy.. u'v also gone white right;)

@Bharathi.. thnx dude.. tht river is on the net.. lol! searchd it thru google bt edited it 2 make it look more beautiful.. so u may say its in my dreams.. far away from this thickening smoke:)

@Shankar.. congrats man 4 ur golden jubilee too:) lets race to the diamond now!

@Dhiman.. thnx a lot buddy! nd thnx 4 supporing the cause.. as they say charity begins at home.. so lets begin d efforts at homes nd along side force d govt 2 act.. Heres a link 2 an effort by Greenpeace http://www.greenidol.in/ demanding from govt, a Renewable Energy Law!

@Miss Kido.. thnx a lot dear. nd thnx 4 dropping by.. keep rtrning:)

Shilpa Garg said...

Congratulations on your Golden Jubilee Post!
Looking forward to your Century Post soon !!
Great going !!!

Vipul Grover said...

thnx shilpa.. well cnt go as fast as u.. bt will surely reach the century mark if frnds like u keep rtrning 2 my blog:)

Anonymous said...

oh is the world nearing to an end ...i hope it doesnt, my blog wont hve any meaning if it does, God save the world...:))

congrates for the 50th post and the popularity u hve achieved.Keep rocking....and contributing

lastly may your words be heard. Tht's also important :D

Vipul Grover said...

thnx gautam.. well the world will not cum 2 an end as long as u keep rtrning 2 my blog.. lol

Roshmi Sinha said...

Congrats on your 50! The poem was lovely and the pic is awesome!

You have been tagged!

Check out my latest post: "More tags... One down, 2 more to go!" for further info...

Vipul Grover said...

thnx so mch Roshmi.. nd yeah will b untaging myslf of ur tag pretty soon:)

pawan said...

Well, do I need to say anything?
Do I have the authority?
A well paced poem with kinaesthetic value, I always wish to write poems like that but Alas! I am unfortunate!

I hit the environment site and did what I could do!

Vipul Grover said...

now u r being jus too humble buddy..
thnx 4 apprecating:)

Anjan said...

WOW!!WOW!! WOW!!! Congratulations on the half century!! :D

Vipul Grover said...

Thanx man:)