Exploiting you with all their ingenuity and might,
What they do not realize is the power of your mightier force,
Which could easily turn a sunny day into a dark night.
To meet our insatiable needs, we keep drawing you from deep down under,
Inviting salinity and making the tables to fall more steeply than ever,
Large corporates do manage to grow and flourish based on your input,
Alas, the poor and the downtrodden are neither that resourceful nor clever.
They look for you with parched throats and unseeing eyes,
Victims of circumstances beyond their control, your partiality they do mind,
Those who produce food and grains look up to you for succour,
Facing blizzards, tsunamis, cyclones, droughts, floods and deluges of all kind.
The Water Nymphs whose modesty we continue to outrage,
Get back to humanity, their retribution instructive and a class apart,
Your commodification they protest, your disrespect they do not like,
To live in harmony with nature is the lesson they try to impart.
Elements of Mother Nature are here to help us to evolve and grow,
Not to be abused, exploited and confronted with any artificial constraint,
They come to sustain us, free, in a mode of selfless service,
And deserve to be respected, revered and used with adequate restraint.
Note: On December 26, 2004, the East Coast of India was struck by a tsunami.