Poems by
Anahita Faridani


a poem by Anahita Faridani

Life – it has it’s ups and downs, highs and lows, smiles and frowns,
joys and sorrows, groans and pains, summers, winters, autumn and rains,
flowers that bloom come rain or shine, birds that chirp all day all time,
trees that are green with leaves, fruits and flowers, swinging with the breeze in the gentle rain showers.

Nature’s at it’s best any time any place, it has serenity, warmth and grace.
Nature is beautiful like a sleeping babies’ face, nature is strong like a mother’s embrace,
but nature is breakable like a distraught lover’s heart, nature is destructible and is often ripped apart.

Beautiful trees that give us shade from the scorching sun or the heavy rains,
are often cut down for man’s own needs, for fire, for house or for whatever indeed,
the birds that fly freely up in the sky, are caught by the heartless and caged till they die,
the animals so graceful, so free and foot-loose, are killed and skinned for coats, boots and shoes.

Nature is being looted, ripped and uncared, we do not understand its value, we do not really care,
in this world of rat-race, where is the time to spare, to smell the sweet roses or smell the fresh air,
we are busy in ourselves, doing things just for us, we have no time for others, we are always in a rush.

Let us learn to admire nature, let us learn to protect it,
let us learn to love nature, let us learn to respect it.
see how the sparrow makes it’s nest by getting straws one by one,
see how the birds feed their babies, see how the cats protect their young,
see how the herd all stick together, hear the song the cuckoo has sung,
play with a puppy and see his happiness as he licks you with his tongue.

Have a place in your heart for all of god’s creation,
keep aside for a while all your worries and tension,
thank him for the gift of nature, thank him from your heart,
thank him for a brand new day, for a brand new start,
thank him for the morning, afternoon and night,
thank him for the sun, the moon and the stars so bright.

Thank him for your sight with which nature you can see,
the rising sun, the setting sun, the fog, the mist and the sea,
thank him for being there in every step of the way,
happy and contended then you will end your day.

Love nature and respect it, do not abuse it, for it will die,
let us learn to live life without destruction or cry,
let us learn to be content, like all of god’s creation,
love nature, save nature and be a happy nation.