Rain-O-rain, come ye rain
From thy domain so high up in the sky
When the Rain God Indra
Is at his pleasant best of all
Rain falls on the lands so parched and thirsty
On the desserts with piles of sand so dry
On the glades and valleys
On the tarred roads burning with the heat
On the cemented part of the compounds
In the ponds, big and small ones
On the river banks
In the lakes, rivers and sea shores
And the other water bodies so in abundance.
While all this is well with the God’s grace anyway
Rain is good, welcomed and is really useful in every way
It replenishes the water in the dams
Fills the containers for rain-harvesting
When rain-water is used in dry seasons
For watering the fields
Infusing life in the plants
Gasping for want of water for their survival
For more agricultural-produce
Enhances beauty of the green plantations all around
The forests too heave a sigh of relief due to rain drops
Forests buzz with life in the rain – the welcome rain.
It meets the demand of drinking, washing, cleaning
And for so many other things for all Its creation.
Besides pouring water on the idols of Gods and Goddess for their purity.
Thus far rain and the water there-from is so useful for all and sundry.
But whence the Rain God Indra gets annoyed
It causes Krishana’s Mathura-like inundation
The rain which had all the necessary water-related solutions
Becomes the cause of deluges so full of devastation
Causing all round deaths and destruction
On all the parts of terra-firma within its reach
When brooks turn into rivers
Rivers break their banks
Dams cannot sustain the capacity of water in them
The water in these wants to break-free
Force-rupture the walls
Which keep the water conserved
After becoming free
The stored water
Feels free to move ahead
Establishes its fiefdom
By its flow so fierce
Takes anything along
That comes its sway
Uproots the green plantations
Forces the upper fertile crust of land
To sweep with its current so unwieldy
Flood muddy water enters the houses
Causes these to totter under its impact
Submerges the fully ripe crops
Ready to be harvested by the farmers
Who had tiled really hard on the fields
Everything has been shattered by the water so unwieldy
Not only for the hard-working farmers
And their offspring so dear to them
But also for the country-folks
Who are fed by the food produce
The farmers help producing
By dint of their hard labour of which we are proud.
It may be various places in Northern States
In Uttarachal Pradesh
A vast chunk of state of Uttar Pradesh or Madhya Pradesh
Or a huge inundation of Southern States
Like ‘God’s own country’ Kerala
Or part of IT Hub – Karnataka.
THREE ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS OF MOTHER NATURE
God is very kind to provide us three elements of Nature free which are essential for very survival of all the living beings. One of them is water and the other two are the fire and the air. In essence, God provides these without any discrimination to all its creations.
It has been observed that Mother Nature sustains us to its maximum but when we ourselves spoil its balance, its vengeance or retribution is too severe to handle.
It may be fire, which when goes out of control spreads in the forests or sky-scraper buildings or any other man-made structures; could spell deaths and destruction not only of flora and fauna but also to the animals, plants or any other living things in the forests thus causing irreparable damage to the environment with its smoke. It also results in rise in temperature which has a devastating effect on the Antarctic snow cap. Any more rise in temperature will result in melting of snow and as a consequence raise the level of sea water which will inundate the habitations around the world and put our survival in jeopardy.
The ill-effects of air too are not unknown to us all, when it turns into strong storms. We all are aware of hail-storm, storm which causes flooding, snow/ice storms, thunderstorm which causes deaths and destruction wherever and whenever it happens.
It is, therefore, our responsibility as human beings to maintain Nature’s balance to the extent possible and save our planet from death and destruction.