The Climate Crisis: A Poem
Anuska, climate child activist from Nepal with Saathi the air bear at the Climate March at UNGA in New York. Save the Children
Anuska, a climate child campaigner from Nepal, pushed for urgent Climate Action to protect children's lives and futures on the margins of the UN General Assembly high-level week, where she was part of a delegation of three Save the Children-supported child rights advocates, which also included Maureen and Istia, from Zambia and Bangladesh respectively.
After long days of campaigning and taking part in the Climate march, Anuska felt compelled to put her thoughts and feelings into a poem. Her powerful words are evidence that children are leading the way to a better world and it is time world leaders listen and take action!
The Earth had an alluring beaty,
By the grace of God,
But these brutal humans, neglecting their duty;
Forgive our sins, oh dear lord!
Listen to me, you all
For it shall never befall
that we fail to take a close watch
Even after assembling here for the climate march
For our nature, her beauty, together we unite
To relieve this palnet of its plight
In a worlf of hunger and pollution galore
The Earth looks upon us with uttel deplore
We raise our voices, fire in our hearts,
To quell the chaos our species impart
We don't have forever, we're meant to depart
Still on the cusp of change, we''ll mend what's torn apart
No doubt it'll be an arduous task
To prevent the Earth of its grim "cul de sac"
For now we march with indomitable spirit
And make the world a plave where hope is re-lit.
Anuska,17, from Nepal, Maureen, 16, from Zambia, and Istia, 18, from Bangladesh, during SDG Week in NY, USA. Save the Children