Listening to the drone of the earthmovers in the plot behind our house and to the lorries going up and the down the street , I wonder at what humans are doing to this planet of ours. We level mountains and fill valleys to fulfill our desires. We think the whole planet belongs to us and only us. Fortunately, there are countless people who are doing their best to stop the destruction.
The dust and the sound of lorries moving up the slope of our street is creating a lot of problems.
We contacted the Municipal office. Fortunately, the engineer in charge was kind enough to listen to us. We told him most of the people on our street are above sixty and the dust from early morning to evening is such a health hazard. His assistant came yesterday evening. A stretch of mud road is the cause for all the dust. They sprinkled water and it is not so dusty now. We just hope they do the same every day.
These problems are not as bad as what is being done to Earth. We will be here today and gone tomorrow. But I feel sad when I think about what we are leaving behind for the future generations.
‘Aches of Mother Earth
Hurt by humans with machines
The pain will not ease .