Twinkle twinkle little star

How I wonder where you are

Up above the smoke so high

That my little eyes can’t spy


I want to count the diamonds shine

Like the poem in book of mine

I wonder what it would be like

To watch the universe expanding wide


But when I run to catch my gaze

I am blinded by the choking haze

Parched to see clouds take a stride

I resort to Windows, better than to outside


You think I’m glued to the screen

Not paying attention and acting mean

Why can’t you hear my silent scream!

My virtual world is vibrant than one seen


I am amazed by your childhood stories

To hear about the gallant soirees

Tricking your way up the trees

To pick on a few juicy treats


I feel the thrill when you narrate the chase

Running away from angry neighbour’s gaze

Puffing up with pride and glory

To share the reward of victory


Where are those trees for me to climb?

Or the fields to chase bees and butterflies

I too yearn to live that life

Why didn’t you preserve the time?


You just grew your selfish needs

Ignoring the earth, paying no heed

How can you not hear her cry!

Still planning to let my earth die?


Look, all is wrapped in grey

Ultimately we are the prey

Nature’s bounty is no longer safe

Is the progress for real or fake?


I wish not to live in a bubble

Tied down to create no trouble

I want to run amidst the greens

To live in a picture of my dreams


Tell me you will save my world

It will be my greatest reward

Should I still keep my hopes up high?

To count the diamonds in the sky


Graphic credit: Pawan Dhall