O’ MOTHER! HEAL THYSELF!”
“It’s happening all over the world. People have sighted swans gliding over clear canals of Venice. In India, people could see peaks of the Himalayas from as far as Punjab because the skies are no more strangled with smog.”
“It seems Nature has pressed its reset button. The man who had plundered and pillaged his mother, the Earth, is now kept away, just like an unruly child. This is like the ‘me- time’ all the mother’s need for a sound spirit and mind. A mother who is fulfilled has so much more love to give! “Grandma concluded.
At night, I knelt down and said aloud, “Mother earth! Heal thyself; we need you to mother again!”
I wrote this story for a prompt-based contest by the Asian Literary society. The prompt was to weave a verse around ‘Mother Earth Heal Thyself.’ This story was chosen as one of the winners. you can read the whole story here-