Our school took us to the railway station,
To see the Science Express,
To learn about biodiversity and the risk of extinction,
From the earth’s surface.
We entered the station,
And were taken aback by frustration,
Because our line was a long extension,
Running straight from the fifth platform’s junction!
Finally, after a long wait for a half hour,
After keeping our bottles outside,
We entered the train for a mere period of three hours,
And saw many things of interest inside!
Many an information was stuck around in the first coach,
It chiefly being about the still-existing biodiversity in India;
We moved on, after seeing everything, to the second coach,
Before exiting the first one, we learnt half of the total biodiversity existed in Northern India...
There were many projector microscopes,
One being out of order;
In the end of every coach,
The locks hung on the top made us scream with laughter!
We, considering the locks to be bells in temples,
Hit them against the wall before exiting each coach,
And shouted “Haribola!” and saw many varieties of maple,
And also saw a time-o-scope!
There were four flip-ons,
In every coach; which had questions on their outside,
And when you flip them up with the help of knobs,
You can find the solutions written inside!
Several animals such as a rare, bright red butterfly,
Bengal tigers and desert foxes,
Were in danger; just as an eagle’s eyrie,
No animal could live in peace when its life was being shattered by us; to pieces…
Only because of us human beings,
Washing away and exterminating their humble livings,
And their homes-the forests are destroyed by us for our own prosperity,
For which these humble creatures are invading into our villages, only to get some peace…
The animals, like us, need food to survive,
In this vast, evil world,
We humans are destroying their natural life,
So, they want our living to prosper…
The natural vegetation is being destroyed,
Even when you are reading this poem;
We should try to stop these animals to invade,
Our villages; and try to save them…
Without saving their habitat(s),
Cutting our carbon footprint(s),
Practicing afforestation and taking strict act(s),
Teaching people about the condition of the almost-extinct newt,
The Blue Whale and the rare Bengal Tiger,
And all those rare living beings,
The rare Green Tree Boa and the Russell’s viper,
The rare plant species, of which many are already dead; no more living…
The role of plants in the ecosystem,
The carbon cycle and its role in our respiratory system,
The interlinked food chain and our digestive system,
How these are all interlinked,
We can never save mother earth from mass destruction,
Or the end of human civilization