Thousands of saplings were planted,
The ever-diminishing greenery heaved a sigh of relief.
But Mother Earth had more pressing worries,
for, along with the saplings came thousands of plastic covers…
abandoned… left to the mercy of the Forces of Nature.
A rather ironic tale, if I dare say so myself. Especially, since I chose to publish this today which happens to be the “World Environment Day”. But really. Plant a sapling. Then forget about it. That’s not how this works. Besides, merely planting a sapling is not everything. Is it? Sure, it’s a start but there IS so much more that we can do! And it should not just be on June 5 alone. Polar ice caps are melting at an alarming rate. Thousands of species will be wiped out. Stop cutting trees. Plant more trees. Say no to plastic. The bottom line: I hope that it’s not too late to save our planet.
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