The clouds over woodland skies

Weather is no one’s business. It does it’s own thing and if you’re lucky you might be right. For the past few days the blistering heat has been sapping our energy dry. A bet has been running on whether it will rain or not and bring some relief with it.

The clouds have rumbled and the skies have turned grey, but the rain never poured down. It’s as if the clouds are playing an April Fool’s prank on us.

Just this afternoon I woke up from my nap to the clouds rumbling and the sound of raindrops hitting the roof. I couldn’t help but be hopeful. Even though I am somewhat averse to rain, the heat has been getting to me. Heat makes me drowsy, and irritable.

The rain therefore is more than welcome. Especially when it’s extremely hot. It’s nature’s way of balancing things out, temperature regulation of sorts. One cannot really put a finger on it.

It’s disappointing though despite knowing that the nature has so much to offer, we’ve gone on a rampage ridding the world of trees, leaving mere pockets to sustain 7 billion people. We see skyscraper dreams when we don’t have enough air to breathe.

As I hear the clouds rumble, I wonder why I still wish to live in a city, when nature has so much to offer. Why am I willing to give up birds chirping and leaves rustling for honking and construction work. I don’t know.

It’s not fair on nature, and unfair advantage is something humans have been given without really deserving it. We love building things, we build lives, but we destroy so much in the process. We’re never ok with letting things be.

I want to be different, I have tried. I have followed good recycling habits, tried to generate less waste, tried to save water and power. But it’s not enough. Most of the time I feel alone when I do it. Unfortunately even I feel tempted to use and air conditioner in the summer.

The worst part is we know what we’re doing is wrong and continue doing it thinking that someone else will bear the burdens of our ignorance. We think some scientists will figure a solution out. ‘Alternative energy’s is the new buzzword. But there’s only so much you can take from nature and not give back.

It’s not too late to change now. I can do more within my power. I can care a little more, I can take care of what’s been given so that it lasts longer. All I know is that tomorrow might be too late.

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One thought on “The clouds over woodland skies

  1. Poonacha PG says:

    I think there are enough thoughts for a good poem with the same title! “As I hear the clouds rumble, I wonder why I still wish to live in a city, when nature has so much to offer. Why am I willing to give up birds chirping and leaves rustling for honking and construction work?”

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